Body Snatcher for the Dukes

Published: 20 October 2019
Reporter: David Upton

The Body Snatcher

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s horror story, The Body Snatcher steals its way on to The Dukes’ stage in Lancaster this November.

Merging mystery, morality and music, including live performances of songs by David Bowie and The Clash, this new adaptation from theatre company Thunder Road brings Stevenson’s Burke-and-Hare-inspired tale into the 21st century.

The show is Thunder Road’s fifth co-production with Harrogate Theatre, a seven-year-long association that has resulted in productions including Hyde, based on Stevenson’s story of Jekyll and Hyde.

Thunder Road artistic director Alex Moran grew up in Lancashire and created the company at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. He says, “I’m so excited to bring this production back to where it all started for us as a company, unearthing another Stevenson classic on home soil.”