Burke and Hare - 2013


Burke And Hare

It’s 1827 Edinburgh.  Two Irishmen, William Burke and William Hare are struggling to find work in a city ravished by poverty and disease. When they hear that the respected anatomical lecturer Dr. Knox is willing to pay handsomely for fresh bodies, they turn to desperate measures to secure the reward.  

Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Payers presents the premier production of the play Burke and Hare by Seán Ó Súilleabháin. Based on a true story, the dark tale of William Burke and William Hare gives us a frightening insight into the world of the grave-robber and the mind of the serial killer.  Running for three nights in the Knight’s Theatre, Newcastle, Co Wicklow, from the 16th - 18th of April 2013. For further details please contact Coláiste Chraobh Abhann on 01 2870198 or by email: sean.osuilleabhain@colaisteca.ie

Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Payers

The Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Players was founded in 2005 to cater for students in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann who have an interest in acting and production. Under the direction of English teachers Seán Ó Súilleabháin and Sharon Hennessy, they have staged plays including The Riddle Man, I Do Not Like Thee Dr Fell, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, How Many Miles to Babylon? and The Dumb Waiter.  They have won numerous awards in the Arklow Drama Festival including best play, and best actor. This year they are staging the premier production of Burke and Hare in the Knight’s Theatre Newcastle from the 16th - 18th of April 2013.

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