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Burke & Hare at New Wolsey Theatre and online cast and first look

The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photos by Will Green Photography
The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photos by Will Green Photography

Cast and creatives have been announced for Burke & Hare at New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.

Directed by Abigail Pickard Price, the production opens on 6 May 2022 and runs until 21 May 2022. There will be live streamed performances from 19 – 21 May.

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Tom Wentworth’s version of the murderous musical romp, originally created by Jenny Wren Productions, returns having previously premiered at Newbury’s Watermill Theatre in 2018.

The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photo by Will Green Photography(1)
The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photo by Will Green Photography(1)
The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photo by Will Green Photography(2)
The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photo by Will Green Photography(2)

This new production was due to be staged in 2020 but was postponed two years due to the global pandemic.

Reprising his role from the original Watermill Theatre production, Hayden Wood (The Play That Goes Wrong) joins James Mack (Spike, The Hound of the Baskervilles) and Josie Dunn (Never Lost At Home, One Man, Two Guvnors) on the cast.

In the backstreets of Edinburgh in the 1830s there’s an absolute 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 the infamous grave robbing double act, playing fast and loose with the facts to create an evening’s entertainment that’s more hysterical than historical.

The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photography by Will Green Photography
The Cast of Burke _ Hare, Photography by Will Green Photography

Alongside Abigail Pickard Price, the full creative team are Stephanie Kempson as Associate Director, Toots Butcher as Set & Costume Designer, Matt Clutterham as Lighting Designer, James Cook as Sound Designer and Elspeth Morrison as Dialect Coach.

For more information and tickets, visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk


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