Requiem for a Gumshoe premieres November 24th, 2022 at Red Sandcastle Theatre, and is the second part of The Apocalypse Trilogy which began with the cult hit and Dora Award winning: Space Opera Zero.

Rick Fischmascher is a rumpled private detective and warlock for hire, haunted by the death of his son, and entrenched in the arcane murder of a troubled opera singer. And he’s the chief suspect. Requiem for a Gumshoe is a weird-noir, hardboiled mystery, re-telling the Norse legend of Ragnarok in the pulpy style of Raymond Chandler infused with the cosmic horror of HP Lovecraft.


The weird-noir mix of hardboiled mystery, Norse legend, and Lovecraftian horror, re-unites director, Dylan Trowbridge with Dora Award winning designer Melanie McNeill, and returning cast members Lisa Norton, Mairi Babb and Eric Woolfe, who also created this surreal, word-destroying, who-dunnit. Joining the team is sound designer Verne Good, lighting designer Gareth Crew.

REQUIEM FOR A GUMSHOE November 24 – December 4th, 2022

Red Sandcastle Theatre 922 Queen Street East, Toronto

Evening 7:00PM Doors/7:30 Showtime Matinee 3:00PM Doors/3:30 Showtime 90 minutes, no intermission. Eldritch Member Tickets $15/$20 $20 Tuesdays/$30 Advance/$40 Door/PWYC Sundays & Socially Distanced Wednesdays. 

Directed by Dylan Trowbridge Performed by Mairi Babb, Lisa Norton & Eric Woolfe Set & Costumes Designed by Melanie McNeill Sound Design by Verne Good ⦾ Lighting Design by Gareth Crew Puppets by Eric Woolfe ⦾ Stage Managed by Sandi Becker Produced by Adrianna Prosser ⦾ Poster Designed by Michael Ripley

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