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Burke & Hare

Burke & Hare
Start Date: 2 June 2020
End Date: 6 June 2020

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Westgate St, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1QR

A new version by Tom Wentworth.

Originally created by Jenny Wren Productions.

Directed by Abigail Pickard Price.


In the backstreets of Edinburgh in 1828, there’s a killing to be made. Scientific research Hares on apace, the surgeons are crying out for fresh bodies to dissect, and you’d need to be a right Burke not to spot a gap in the market. And it’s only a small step from robbing graves, to helping people into them…

Three versatile actors, supplied with an array of hats, a variety of disguises and an extraordinary collection of accents play the entire cast of this notorious story – living and (soon to be) dead. Music, murder and mayhem combine in Tom Wentworth’s breathless take on this infamous double act, playing fast and loose with the facts to create a full-blooded evening’s entertainment which is more hysterical than historical.

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