Gripping and powerful, Vigilante tells the shocking story of Johannah Donnelly and her six dangerous yet devoted sons. A riveting rock musical about family, forgiveness and frontier justice.

In association with the Citadel Theatre, and in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre.

Grand Theatre, London (ON)

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The Grand Theatre, London (ON)
22 February – 8 March, 2019

After a sold out run at the Grand Theatre in 2017, the fiery Donnelly clan returns to London for a three week run.

“Vigilante played to sold-out houses at the Grand two years ago, and London has inundated us with requests to bring it back. Let the music overtake you and the stories chill. The Donnellys return – careful what you wish for.”  – Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director, Grand Theatre

Get tickets for the production at the Grand here. 

“Christenson plays with conventions of musical theatre to new and startling effect.”

– Arts File, Ottawa

“a riveting production that is one of those rare theatrical gems–by any measure an artistic achievement… fuelled by a great story, passion and talent, audiences seldom get to experience.”

– London Free Press

Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson

Director - Jonathan Christenson

Choreographer - Laura Krewski

Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley

Costume Designer - Narda McCarroll

Lighting Designer - Beth Kates

Sound Designer - Wade Staples

Music Producer & Band Director - Matthew Skopyk

Production Manager - Brooklyne Alexander

Stage Manager - John Raymond

Assistant Stage Manager - Molly Pearson

Original Voice, Speech & Text Director - Betty Moulton

2019 Cast Featuring: - Jan Alexandra Smith, David Leyshon, Kris Joseph, Carson Nattrass, Eric Morin, Scott Walters, Benjamin Wardle, Eric Wigston

2019 Musicians - Taylor Cochrane, Leah Grandmont, Earl Pereira, Kurtis Schultz, Scott White


“…one of the most unique and memorable productions to be seen.”

– The Londoner

“Sexy, dangerous and tense…”

– Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal