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Burke and Hare, Jermyn Street Theatre – Review

Burke and Hare. The Watermill Theatre. Alex Parry, Katy Daghorn and Hayden Wood. Photo by Philip Tull

Pros: A wonderfully talented cast happily connecting with the audience. Cons: Multiple characters and minimal costume changes occasionally makes the action difficult to follow. The story of Burke and Hare has been regularly plundered for TV dramas, documentaries and two big screen versions, the most recent of which starred Andy Serkis and Simon Pegg. It’s not difficult to see why, as it remains a cracking yarn based on true events. The play tells of the titular characters that embarked on ...

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