Something Red and The Jones Boy


Tom Walmsley

About the book

Tom Walmsley’s The Jones Boy and Something Red influenced a generation of playwrights, and transformed Canadian theatre as we know it. In Something Red, Bobby and Christine live downstairs from their friends Alex and Elizabeth. Bobby, a poet with a shady past, is afraid to leave the apartment. His girlfriend, who’s stuck in a dead-end job, struggles with her own demons. Alex, who was once Bobby’s partner in crime, wants to settle down. But when it’s revealed that Alex’s young girlfriend is having an intensely sexual relationship with Bobby, the scene is set for vengeance, violence, and unforgettable suspense.


“Do you like to be scared until your knuckles turn white? Then go see Tom Walmsley’s Something Red.”
—The Globe and Mail

The Jones Boy is a harrowing and nearly brilliant evening of theatre… Walmsley wields sex and violence like a double-edged sword.”
—The Globe and Mail

136pp 5.5 x 8.5 in
Something Red = 2F/2M; Jones Boy = 2F/3M