BURKE AND HARE
A new version by Tom Wentworth
Originally created by Jenny Wren Productions
Two Williams, William Burke and William Hare, discover a money making scheme far more lucrative than hosting lodgers. The first rule of business? Supply and demand. In the leading city for medical research, there’s a huge demand for bodies and an inconveniently low number of deaths. The profitable solution? Murder, of course.
As the infamous pair flourish in their new found careers, the more they murder, the less they care but for how long will they get away with it? In a new black comedy that is as hysterical as it is historical, three actors tell the true story of the prolific duo.
The Sackler Trust, Principal Supporter of Watermill Rural Touring
As an early treat before the main Festival begins we are pleased to announce that The Watermill Theatre on Tour is bringing their production of Burke and Hare to Streatley’s Morrell Room at 7.30 pm on Thursday 24 May. It’s a black comedy that is as hysterical as it is historical.
The Morrell Room, Streatley
Performance: 7.30 pm
Recommended age guidance 12+. Parental discretion advised