2016/2017 BD&P Mystery Theatre Series

The Big Sleep    

~ World Premiere  ~    
September 17 - October 16, 2016
By Raymond Chandler
Adapted by Aaron Bushkowsky
Directed by Craig Hall

“Vertigo’s new take on Phillip Marlowe is a neon-drenched charmer.” - Calgary Herald

Revisit the noir world of 2014’s FAREWELL, MY LOVELY. A millionaire is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants P.I. Philip Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with the old man’s two wild daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse. Graham Percy and Stephen Hair return as Marlowe and Nulty in this World Premiere adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s most famous work.

The Hollow

November 12 - December 11, 2016
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Jan Alexandra Smith

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An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Nearly all in attendance have a motive and most had the opportunity.  It is up to Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny to solve the crime. Full of wit, humour and drama, THE HOLLOW is another glorious whodunit from the Queen of Crime.
“Hollow, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


January 21 - February 19, 2017
By Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Simon Mallett

"…reminds CGI-infected audiences that a few shadows, a shiny knife, and compelling characters can still go a long way to create suspense.” —Entertainment Weekly

When a blind woman living in New York City’s iconic Greenwich Village finds herself terrorized by a trio of men, she’s in a desperate situation - until she discovers her blindness might just prove to be her secret weapon.  This new adaptation of Frederick Knott’s classic thriller is sure to turn down the lights and turn up the thrills.


March 11 - April 9, 2017
Adapted by Clive Francis
Directed by Mark Bellamy
Co-Produced with Persephone Theatre | Saskatoon, SK

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“Clive Francis’s adaptation is witty, inventive and very funny.” – The Scotsman

Jim Wormold is a British expatriate living in 1950’s Cuba and is struggling to pay for his daughter’s extravagant lifestyle.  When the British Secret Service offers him a plum position as their “man in Havana”, he literally can’t afford to say no.  There’s just one problem: he doesn’t know anything! Former Vertigo Artistic Director Mark Bellamy returns to direct this hilarious, fast-paced romp through the world of espionage.

The Drowning Girls

May 13 - June 11, 2017
By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson & Daniela Vlaskalic
Directed by Blake Brooker & Denise Clarke

“An intense water wonderland that will truly take your breath away.”

Bessie.  Alice.  Margaret.  All three women thought George Joseph Smith was the man of their dreams.  Now all three are dead.  THE DROWNING GIRLS is a lyrical exploration of a trio of murdered wives who gather evidence against their murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. One Yellow Rabbit Co-Founders Blake Brooker and Denise Clarke lead an incredible creative team in bringing this macabre fantasia to the Vertigo stage.