True Crime

Showtime: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Saturday, March 23, 2019

Location: RBC Theatre

Show suitable for: 16+


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Entirely scripted or absolutely extemporaneous, True Crime is a mind-twisting encounter with an artist obsessed with how we all fake it, one way or another.

Clark Rockefeller is a real-life conman of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California State prison, and iconic Canadian ranter and rocker Torquil Campbell wants to try him on for size. What does it mean for an excellent fabulator to embody an excellent fabulator? And in the end, does an intricate con differ that much from a successful work of art? Torquil’s dogged investigation and impersonation challenges us to find the truth in true crime and confronts our cultural addiction to a good story. 


“A ninety-minute-long cornucopia of personal disclosure, intrigue and murder, sprinkled with comedy and song.” 
– Vancouver Presents (2019)
“He’s a dynamic and engaging presence on-stage […] There are some truly chilling moments” 
– The Georgia Straight (2019)
“He cuts back and forth between biography and autobiography, confession and a curious blend of appeal and accusation to the audience” 
– The Georgia Straight (2019)

Run time: 90 minutes without an intermission *subject to change


Torquil Campbell

He has directed theatre, including a production of Romeo and Juliet for the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival. Campbell has also had numerous acting roles in Canadian television series and TV movies, including the role of Bill Badger in the animated series, Rupert, Pray for Me, Paul Henderson, and guest appearances in Sex and the City and Law & Order. He has also appeared in several feature films. Additionally, Campbell has designed music and sound for theatre.

Campbell is touring a play across Canada co-created with Chris Abraham about convicted murderer and imposter, Christian Gerhartsreiter. Entitled True Crime, the play has been performed in Toronto, Stratford, Prince Edward County, Calgary, and Victoria. It will be performed in Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Montreal in 2019.


Join us early and complete your Living Arts Centre experience with our Pre-Show Dinner Buffet at LIVE Restaurant! LIVE Restaurant offers you an enjoyable experience with great food and great ambience.

Doors open at 5:00pm
For reservations, please call 905-306-6116

*Expected runtime is 90 minutes without an intermission (subject to change)
*For Groups, please call 905.306.6000