Hot Ticket: The Drowning Girls – April 26 to May 6

Resource Centre for the Arts/LSPU Hall

In 1913 and 1914, two women were found dead in their bathtubs in their England homes. The deaths were deemed unsuspicious, until a landlord sent newspaper clippings about the drownings, with a note about their similarities, to a local detective. George Joseph Smith, who had married both and cashed in on their life insurance policies, was later arrested for their murders. Further probing unearthed a third victim. Set in three clawfoot bathtubs, the RCA Theatre Company’s latest production, The Drowning Girls, resurrects the women to tell how they were wooed, killed and swindled. Directed by Charlie Tomlinson and starring Sara Tilley, Bridget Wareham and Allison Kelly, tickets are available through the LSPU Hall Box Office at 753-4531.