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

Booking Information

Tue 2 Jun at 7:30pm Book Now!
Wed 3 Jun at 2:00pm Book Now!
Wed 3 Jun at 7:30pm Book Now!
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Sat 6 Jun at 7:30pm Book Now!

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