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John Koensgen in BUTCHER ©2017, Freddie Lau

Andrew Musselman and Tony Nappo in BUTCHER ©2017, Freddie Lau

Miranda Calderon and Andrew Musselman in BUTCHER ©2017, Freddie Lau

Andrew Musselman, Tony Nappo and John Koensgen in BUTCHER ©2017, Freddie Lau



March 25 to April 9, 2017

Closed: April 9, 2017


CAA Theatre

651 Yonge St, Toronto

Running Time

75 minutes (no intermission) followed by a 15 minute talkback session.

TALKBACK - We invite you and your guests to stay in your seats after the show for a Q&A with the cast. These talkback sessions are always popular and provide context and more information about the play.

Audience Advisory

WARNING: Depictions of extreme violence and coarse language. Employs strobe effects. Recommended for ages 14 plus.

Show Goers Rating

5/5 - 606 reviews

Butcher - Photo by Dahlia Katz

David Mirvish presents the Why Not Theatre production of BUTCHER
By Nicolas Billon 
Directed by Weyni Mengesha

"Not for the faint of heart" - Globe & Mail

WARNING: Depictions of extreme violence and coarse language. Who is the Butcher? A mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be.

Written by the Governor General Award-winning playwright Nicolas Billon, Why Not Theatre’s production of BUTCHER made its Toronto premiere this past season to audience and critical acclaim.

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