The Double Axe Murders

By Berni Stapleton

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  • The Double Axe Murders photo by Sarah White
  • The Double Axe Murders

Directed by Jerry Etienne


Based on the true story! Two trappers mysteriously disappear at Cow Head in 1809.  Sarah Singleton, the sister of one of the missing men and the fiancée of the other, and her companion, John Payne, sets out to solve the mystery. They stumble upon the trappers’ abandoned cabin in the middle of a cold winter’s night and are menacingly greeted by a mysterious stranger. A long, haunting night ensues as they attempt to discover the gruesome truth. Better be good or Pelly’s ghost’ll get ya!

Getting to Cow Head

This show is part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. See Getting to Cow Head for directions to the Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel.



  • Director: Jerry Etienne*
  • Stage Director: Stefanie Power
  • Lighting Design: Kirsten Watt
  • Set Design: Derek Butt
  • Costume Design: Gaylene Buckle
  • Sound Design: Steve Ryan
  • *The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.