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Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents “The Written in Blood Trilogy” October 20-30

Friday, October 7, 2022

Talk Is Free Theatre presents The Written in Blood Trilogy, a site-specific immersive theatre experience created by Michael Torontow and Griffin Hewitt. 

Do the age-old centuries dispatch powers that mere modernity cannot kill?

Adapting one of literature’s great horror novels, Written in Blood takes audiences on a journey through the horror stories of the past as they arrive suddenly on the shores of our present; confounding what is real, who to trust, and how to survive in a new world of old horrors.

Part I: "The Guest"

Join us for a themed set dinner and spirited storytelling by a seasoned Raconteur who will share a thrilling lost chapter from a very famous novel.

Part II: "The Others"

An enigmatic, curious character searches for a loved one she lost during a frightening, preternatural storm. Will the bizarre and chilling local folklore help you or halt you from aiding her in her quest to find her beloved Lily?

Part III: "The Host"

Be our guest at an exclusive art exhibition, generously sponsored by Volos International. Take in vibrant visual and performance art exploring frightful stories from varied and interesting perspectives.


October 20-30, 2022


The Written In Blood Trilogy begins with "The Guest" at Town and Country Steakhouse, 76 Dunlop Street West, Barrie.

Audiences are then guided to experience "The Others" outdoors in Heritage Park, and then finish with "The Host" at Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West.


"The Guest"--90 minutes

"The Others"--60 minutes

"The Host"--90 minutes


Written In Blood is geared toward an adult audience and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Each part of the trilogy is presented in sequence at three different locations in Downtown Barrie over the course of the evening/afternoon. Guests will be guided on foot between locations.

"The Others" is presented entirely outdoors. Please dress accordingly.

Audience members will at times be in close proximity with the performers. Those who prefer to wear masks are encouraged to do so.

‍Strobe lighting and haze may be used.


October 20--6:00 p.m.

October 21--6:00 p.m.

October 22--6:00 p.m.

October 23--1:00 p.m.

October 27--6:00 p.m.

October 28--6:00 p.m.

October 29--6:00 p.m.

October 30--1:00 p.m.


$79 +HST. Includes dinner (plus a glass of wine and/or non-alcoholic beverages) and all performances.