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  • Event 7
  • Thursday 12 December 7.30pm
    £23.00 (£21.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)
    St Lawrence Church

    Emily Owen, Jenni Harper sopranos
    Kate Conway viola da gamba Toby Carr theorbo
    Satoko Doi-Luck harpsichord
    with Neil Haigh actor

    Burying the Dead

    written by Clare Norburn directed by Thomas Guthrie
    lighting by Pitch Black costumes by Hannah Pearson

    Burying the Dead is a new theatre show for the 21st century which takes the audience on a fictional journey inside the head of composer Henry Purcell.

    Purcell is in his final illness, suffering from the feverish dream-like hallucinations in which the past, present and fantasy collide, and his songs take on a life of their own, moving from the theatre of his mind to the actual theatre and beyond!

    The show deals with various issues from his life, including his experience with the Great Fire of London and the Plague, as well as his relationships with his wife and actresses in the theatre.

    “this is one show that deserves greater exposure” **** Richard Morrison, The Times

    Supported by Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa

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