A Zuppa Circus Theatre Production

Tremors: Penny Dreadful: A Tale of Devilish Infamy

March 25 – 29, 2008

Created by the Zuppa Circus Theatre Collective

1863. Mice are gathering under the floorboards on a wealthy Halifax estate. In the servants’ quarters, Charlie is setting traps while Adelaide, the drunken scullery maid, has delusions of sainthood. The two servants become the fascination of their employer’s wayward son, home with stories of travels in strange lands. A love triangle develops, driven by greed, temper and a perverse sense of destiny, culminating in a violent murder and public hanging.

Minimally staged, with an intimate audience/performer relationship and a live musical score, Penny Dreadful is a tale of revelation and love in the age of syphilis.


Adelaide: Susan Leblanc-Crawford
Charlie: Ben Stone
Harry: Stewart Legere
Musician: Claire Gallant

Production Team:

Direction: Alex McLean
Music Composition: David Christensen and Jason MacIsaac
Dramaturgy: Bruce Barton
Costume Design: Leesa Hamilton
Lighting Design: Louisa Adamson