Burying the Dead is an imagined testimony by Purcell, as he lies in a fever towards the end of his life.

As the fever takes hold, his memories become entangled and confused – he looks back on his life, centring in on key moments of triumph and crisis.  He fixates on a moment when, at the impressionable age of 8, he experienced the Great Fire of London – a memory which haunts him.  In this fever, he conjures up the musicians of Ceruleo and the music they play takes him to key episodes in his life.


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Tour Dates

3-5th May: Concerts in the West

17th May: Music at 22 Mansfield Street

17th June: Stroud Green Festival

17th July: Buxton International Festival

3rd August: Lake District Summer Music

For more information, please see our Diary

Gerald Kyd

Henry Purcell

Clare Norburn


Thomas Guthrie


Simone Ibbett-Brown

Production Manager

Charles MacDougall


Natalie Rowland

Lighting Designer

Hannah Pearson

Costume Designer

Simon Adams

Ralph Allwood

Emily Baines

Boronow Danson Family

Julian Bowden

Timothy Brennan QC

Helen Charlston

Katy Cooper

Clare de Bono

Tim Doyle

Katharine Fischel

Linda and Anton Fishman

Jenny Frost

Heather Gibbard

Roxana Gundry

David Hudson

Agneta Lansing

Peter and Gilly Lea-Cox











Bibi Lees

Barbara Mair

Mike Mair

Julia Owen

Robert and Sara Owen

Charles Perrett

Wayne Plummer

Mary Jean Pritchard

Gabriele Renz

Andrew Round

Timothy Round

Melissa Scott

Rosie Stokoe

Neil Thornton

Nicola Wallis

Chris Webb

Sally Webster

And other anonymous donors

The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust