• Russell Stage

BURN    **Replaces Birds**


by J. Muggleton

directed by Lanier Young

Produced by special arrangement with Off The Wall Plays

Three long-time friends – murder-mystery writers who love games – prepare to meet the estranged daughter of a recently deceased fourth friend. Why has she come and who is she, really? Their evening of stories and riddles quickly turns to something more sinister. Tension builds as the three are forced to face the truth of their past and make sense of the present if they hope to protect their future. Unfolding in real time, this gripping psychological thriller keeps the audience guessing until the very end.​


“A highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments.”
Allan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa

” Burn is an entertaining and often compelling puzzle, and Patrick Truelove’s Sidekick Players production, built around a commanding central performance, gives full value to the play’s cleverness and intricacy. We really want to find out who did what to whom.”

“To understand and appreciate the ending, we need to be able to follow along the circuitous garden path down which the playwright takes us. And that we do, to the bitter, poetically just end. “
– Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays/Vancouver Sun

“fabulous night of storytelling at Dartmouth Players’ Sawmill Theatre last night! Amazing ensemble cast, it was so much fun to watch their collective mood shift as the mystery builds and the plot twists”
– JC Douglas, C100 Radio morning show Halifax

Show Dates: October 15-31

Production Staff

Lanier Young


Lorie Halford

Assistant Director



Lanier Young


Jennie-Dee Guys


Mark McVey


Renea Runnels


Julie Owen

Tara (voice actor)

Jeff Merriman

Paul (voice actor)