The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has announced the full cast and creative team for the murderous musical romp Burke & Hare, which runs at the venue from 6-21 May with livestream performances from 19 – 21 May.
Tom Wentworth’s black comedy of the infamous grave robbing double act sees 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.
Burke & Hare, originally created by Jenny Wren Productions, premiered at Newbury’s Watermill Theatre in 2018. The upcoming production, directed by Abigail Pickard Price (Just So, The Hound of the Baskervilles), was originally planned to be staged at the Ipswich venue as part of their 2020 season but was postponed two years due to the global pandemic.
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…
The full cast for Burke & Hare is Hayden Wood (The Play That Goes Wrong), James Mack (Spike, The Hound of the Baskervilles) and Josie Dunn (Never Lost At Home, One Man, Two Guvnors). Hayden Wood is reprising his role from the original 2018 Watermill Theatre production.
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.
Tickets are on sale at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk with British Sign Language, Audio Described and Captioned performances available.