Burke & Hare
New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
Tue 2 — Sat 6 Jun
at Theatre Royal
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.
A gleeful mash-up of history and penny dreadful scandal, fast funny and ever so slightly sick.The Times
Pitch black and wickedly funny.The Stage
The raucous script and the company’s comedic chemistry… own the tongue-in-cheek jet-black humour and deploy weapons of mass-hilarity.Broadway World
An absolute blast…rapid, adept and funny.Libby Purves
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