Episode 3: The fabulous cast of ‘Burke & Hare’ take us behind the scenes of this ‘joyous’ and ‘murderous’ comedy! Feat: James Mack, Hayden Wood and Josie Dunn

22 Apr 2022

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Hold onto your hats – or all 31 of them actually! Yes – there are 31 characters in this outrageously funny show and all of them played by the sensational trio: actor-musicians James Mack, Hayden Wood and Josie Dunn.

Hosts, Katharine and Jack, dig deep behind the scenes of the ‘Burke & Hare’ rehearsals to find out more about the show, the characters and the glorious songs that make up this ‘joyous’ and ‘murderous’ play. The cast talk about the real Burke & Hare days and how the brilliant writing of Tom Wentworth and direction from Abigail Pickard Price have transformed a macabre true story into a full-on laugh-out-loud comedy which recounts the tale of those notorious serial murderers!

The cast talk about their favourite parts of the show, they also play some of the music from the show – live! AND don’t miss James, Hayden and Josie talking about the first time they ever stepped on the stage – for one of them a star was literally born!

The fun of ‘Burke & Hare’ is being in the theatre – watching this talented cast (and seriously organised stage management team) take on the challenge of playing numerous characters, with different hats and costumes as well as a plethora of different dialects – it’s all part of the fun.

Burke & Hare’ is on at the New Wolsey from 6 May till 21 May and is the highlight of the season – we urge you not to miss this one!

Book your tickets for the auditorium HERE
Or if you prefer to watch from home, book your livestream ticket HERE

Thank you to James, Hayden and Josie for making this such a fun and brilliant episode!

If you’d like to ask questions for future guests or would like to know more about the New Wolsey through this podcast, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
Email: shornby@wolseytheatre.co.uk

The New Wolsey Theatre is supported by Arts Council EnglandSuffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.