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A new version by Tom Wentworth
Originally created by Jenny Wren Productions

Tue 24 Apr 2018 - Sat 05 May 2018

1828, Edinburgh. 

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.

Burke and Hare is also touring to village halls, rural venues and arts centres. A list of venues is to be announced.

The Sackler Trust, Principal Supporter of Watermill Rural Touring 

Directed by Abigail Pickard Price
Designed by Toots Butcher