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Toronto's only theatre company specializing in demented takes of horror and the uncanny, told with live actors, puppets, the magical arts, and an anarchic soul of giddy ghoulishnes.


Eldritch Theatre presents The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy


Best New Play and Best Performance at the 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards 


Eric Woolfe and Samara Nicholds formed Eldritch Theatre in 1999 and has since been nominated 15 times for Dora Awards for their outstanding horror productions. Eldritch shows are "Toronto’s Spookiest Stage Shows” (Torontoist) and in “Toronto’s Top 5 Shows To See” (Culture Trip). This fall make Eldritch Theatre a tradition as it’s a “great way to continue the Halloween spirit,” (NOW Magazine). 


"...mix of history, horror, magic and miniatures is well integrated into a total experience, culminating in a spine-tingling conclusion."​

-NOW Magazine

The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy is a new play by Eric Woolfe (House at Poe Corner, Doc Wuthergloom’s Haunted Medicine Show)) who uses puppets and close-up magic based on the Faust Legend. An eerie tale of unholy larceny and Klondike gold. Based on the sworn testimony of the miserable souls who survived this terrifying ordeal. Strange things loom in the midday moon, where lost men moil for gold. Our hero, Brimstone, is caught up in the Canadian Klondike Gold Rush of 1897.  An alchemy of historical fact, ancient legend, true stories of Old West grifters and card sharps, the works of HP Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Robert Service, and a good deal of heartbreak and whimsy, this epic tale tells the story of a two-bit conman and how he lost his true love to the dark spirits of the North as a result of his greed and lust for gold and “the sure thing” game.

"In the world of punk-tinged, Victorian-gothic puppeteering,
Eric Woolfe must rank near the very top." - The Globe & Mail

Directed by Dylan Trowbridge came to rehearsals, “Looking for fun and danger and sin… to lure the audience in, then blind side them the darkness of our world.” With music by Jude Haines and lightening by Kaitlin Hickey the design of your experience led by Melanie McNeill was to evoke a Den of Sin. 

"Fantastic sleight of hand tricks...captivate the audience and pull them into the 
Lovecraftian world of Brimstone McReedy."​- Mooney on Theatre

It premiered at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East Toronto, on October 27th, 2016 to November 13, 2016 with shows at 8 p.m. 

Try your courage with enhanced ticket option of the post-performance demonstration of Gambler Cheats and Confidence Tricks both Natural and Supernatural held in the Creepy Basement of the Theatre.


Media Contact:  Adrianna Prosser, Marketing Monster  ~

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(above) Photos by: Lyon Smith

Set & Costumes by Melanie McNeill, Lighting by Kaitlin Hickey

Puppets by Eric Woolfe

(above) Photos by: Adrianna Prosser

Set & Costumes by Melanie McNeill, Lighting by Kaitlin Hickey

Puppets by Eric Woolfe

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