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By Ellen Close and Braden Griffiths

In partnership with Vertigo Theatre

February 6–March 7, 2020
Granville Island Stage
Hipster noir meets conspiracy thriller

After 63 years, the Beacon Hill Body remains a Vancouver Island cold-case murder. Forensic toxicologist Grace Godard thinks her scientific expertise is leading her close to an answer, closer than anyone has come before. But when she meets Aqeel Saleemi, a young man with a personal stake in the mystery, their efforts to crack the case have consequences neither of them imagined. This theatrically innovative and exhilarating world premiere will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Running time: approx. 2 hr 20 min (with one intermission)

“Everything leaves a trace, if you know how to look for it” —Grace in Cipher

  • Showtimes
    Monday 7:30 PM
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
    Thursday 7:30 PM
    Friday 8 PM
    Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
    Sunday Closed
  • Special Performances
    VocalEye Performances
    Feb 25, 2020 – 7:30 PM
    Mar 6, 2020 – 8 PM

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    1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6H 3R9

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  • Audience advisory
    Theatrical devices such as herbal or electronic cigarettes, water-based fog and haze, and mature content may occur in some productions. Please contact our box office for more information.



Artistic Team


  1. Praneet Akilla as Aqeel Saleemi
  2. Delia Brett as The Nurse and Emma
  3. Ellen Close as Dr. Grace Godard
  4. Braden Griffiths as The Agent and Clive
  5. Arash Khakpour as The Beacon Hill Body

Creative Team

  1. Craig Hall Director
  2. Ellen Close Playwright
  3. Braden Griffiths Playwright
  4. Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg Choreographer
  5. Narda McCarroll Set Designer
  6. Stephanie Kong Costume Designer
  7. Parjad Sharifi Lighting Designer
  8. Jamie Nesbitt Projection Designer
  9. Torquil Campbell Sound Designer and Composer
  10. David Mesiha Dramaturg
  11. Jessica Anne Nelson Assistant Director
  12. Rick Rinder Stage Manager
  13. Jenny Kim Assistant Stage Manager