“The Drowning Girls”: a real-life Edwardian version of CSI – part I

Haven’t hung out at rehearsal since the first read-through. Can’t wait to see this! Part 2 to come…

The Alumnae Theatre Company's Blog

Last night at meeting for members of Alumnae Theatre Company, The Drowning Girlsdirector TarynJorgenson gave us a look behind the play, as it were.  The juicy murder case known as “The Brides in the Bath” was so sensational in its day, it was more reported on than the news of World War I.  Yet the crimes of George Joseph Smith were only discovered after his third victim was found drowned in a bathtub – it was the first time that crimes had been linked (as is common nowadays with serial killers), and forensic pathology used to solve them.

George Joseph Smith (born 1872) called himself George Love when he married 18-year old Caroline Thornhill in1898 – his only legitimate marriage.  After the bread shop he owned went bankrupt, George sent his wife to work as a maidservant, and encouraged her to steal from her employers.  She was…

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Arts/culture social bloggerfly & Elwood P. Dowd disciple. Likes playing with words. A lot. Toronto

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