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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