Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August 5th-20th,2022 (not 14th)
1hr 5mins

theSpace @ Niddry St.  |  Tickets £10.00 (£6.00)

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Awards and Praise for BURN


"Burn is a highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments."  

   Alan MacKay On Stage Ottawa


"Muggleton is a talented playwright who is able to construct a complex network of relations that let themselves morph into an apparent horror story before anyone realizes what is happening. Muggleton knows his craft and even when the end seems in sight, he still keeps us begging for more until the final moments."   
Alvina Ruprecht Capital Critics Circle 


Capital Critic Award Nominations


Productions Across North America and the UK



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About the Playwright


John Muggleton

John has been an actor, director and playwright for over 30 years. Recent acting credits include David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Production 2015 Capital Critics Awards), Speed-The-Plow (Outstanding Male Actor nomination Prix Rideau Awards, Best Actor nomination Capital Critics Circle Awards), and The Extremely Short New Play Festival 2017. For television, John was a writer on Mann to Mann, directed by Derek Diorio (Hard Rock Medicine, House of Luc) featuring Patrick McKenna. A member of ACTRA, The Canadian Actors Equity Association and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, John is a co-founder of the Ottawa Acting Company and a recipient of the Audrey Ashley Award for longstanding dedication to the Ottawa theatre community. As a playwright, John has written many historical plays for Parks Canada, and his first full-length play, Burn, was nominated as Best New Play of 2017 by the Ottawa Capital Critics Circle and has since been produced in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.  An Act of Grace, John's second full-length play, was performed at the Eastern Ontario Drama League Festival in November of 2018 and was awarded Best Production, Best Ensemble, The People's Choice Award and an adjudicators award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting. Grace has since been produced at the Gladstone and the Avalon Studio in Ottawa, Canada and is slated to be produced in 2021 in Toronto, Canada




Josh Sparks - ROBERT

Riley Stewart - DAVID

Linda Webster - SAM

Joey McDougall- EVE



Stavros Sakiadis- ROBERT/ DAVID 

Judy McCormick- SAM

Zoe Georgaras- EVE


Director/Producer- Venetia Lawless 

Co-Producer- Lindsay Laviolette

Assistant to the Director- Caroline Bieber

Stage Manager(s)- Stephanie Haines, Judy McCormick, Jennifer Sheffield 

Lighting and Set Design- Venetia Lawless, Lindsay Laviolette

Sound Design- Lindsay Laviolette, Riley Stewart

Graphic Design - Lindsay Laviolette


Fire Dancer - Zoe Georgaras

Photographer- Kafia Barkat


Original Music Composed for Burn

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