Burying the Dead is a new Purcell 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 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.
Check out our Blog to see how the show is going.
Tour Dates and Info
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
17th November: Saxon Shore Early Music Kenardington
5th January 2019: Baroque at the Edge, LSO St Luke’s
For more information, please see our Diary
Boronow Danson Family
Timothy Brennan QC
Clare de Bono
Linda and Anton Fishman
Peter and Gilly Lea-Cox
Robert and Sara Owen
Mary Jean Pritchard
And other anonymous donors
The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust
The Fidelio Trust
The Gemma Trust