Burke archiveBurke is a poignant haunting psychological drama which delves into the mind of notorious serial killer William Burke as he awaits his execution. Using accounts from his 2-day trial in 1828, this telling of the story will challenge the common perception about who the main protagonist was in the deadly partnership between William Burke and William Hare. Burke' is not a simple retelling of the duo's 16 murders. Set in the death-cell of cold, dank Calton Jail days before his execution in front of 25,000 people, Burke languishes with only his jailor Captain Rose for company. Wanting to see the good in all men, the honourable Captain Rose strives to discover why these two men committed such atrocities. Set at a time when attention was focused on the splendour of Edinburgh's emerging New Town - earning the city the name


Author: Caroline Dunford
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Archive listings for Burke

Work type: Play.


Running time: 60minsProducer Siege Perilous. Producer West Point Productions.
16 Nov 10 to 20 Nov 10The GRV, Edinburgh :: V771518341
listing details L0595209503

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