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Burke & Hare

Author(s): Tom Wentworth

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 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.


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