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

26th May 2019: Beverley Early Music Festival

For more information, please see our Diary

Niall Ashdown

Henry Purcell

3 – 5th May, 17th June

Simon Cole

Henry Purcell

17th May, 17th July, 3rd August

Clare Norburn

Scriptwriter

Thomas Guthrie

Director

Simone Ibbett-Brown

Production Manager

Charles MacDougall

Animateur

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

The Fidelio Trust

The Gemma Trust