Jermyn Street Theatre
present

The REBELS Season

A Watermill Theatre production
Originally created by Jenny Wren Productions

BY TOM WENTWORTH

DIRECTED BY ABIGAIL PICKARD PRICE

Starring:
Katy Daghorn, Alex Parry and Hayden Wood

1828, Edinburgh. William Burke and William Hare hit on a new money-making scheme. The first rule of business? Supply and demand. In the leading city for medical research, there’s a huge demand for bodies and inconveniently few deaths. The profitable solution? Murder, of course. As the infamous pair flourish in their new careers, the more they murder, the less they care. But for how long will they get away with it?

This new black comedy is as hysterical as it is historical. Following last year’s uproarious The Hound of the Baskervilles, three actors once again take on a host of vivid characters.

 

Katy Daghorn (Mrs Hare)
Theatre includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (West End); The Sunset Five (Pleasance); The
Cannibals (Greenwich); Albee Vector (Arcola); Take Angel Home (Theatre503); Hamlet (Park
Theatre); Jane Eyre (Rosemary Branch); Seeing Double (Camden People’s Theatre); Pterodactyl
(Arts Theatre West End); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Southbank Centre). Radio includes: Mind
Hackers (BBC Radio 4). Film and Television include: Love & Thieves (ZDF); Concerning the
Close Protection Officer, Perfect State and Little Devil.
Alex Parry (William Hare)
Theatre includes: As You Like It (Shared Experience); After the Dance (Theatre by the Lake);
The Hunting of the Snark (Sherman Cymru); Comedy of Errors (Stafford Shakespeare Festival);
Tom: a story of Tom Jones (UK Tour); Jackie: The Musical (Gardyne Theatre Dundee); All My
Sons, The Herbal Bed, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Aladdin, Festen, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Cherry Orchard, Hobson’s Choice, Oh!
What a Lovely War, Romeo and Juliet (Theatr Clwyd); Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour);
Shimmer (Chapter Arts Centre); A Christmas Carol, A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Wales Theatre
Company); Into My Own (Hijinx); Hang Up (Edinburgh Festival); The Adventures of Red Riding
Hood (Ripley Theatre Company). Film and television include: The Muppets: Most Wanted
(Disney Pictures); Torchwood, Dirk Gently (BBC). Alex provides most of the voices in Channel 4’s
Empire Square.
Hayden Wood (William Burke)
Theatre credits include: Chris in the West End cast of The Play That Goes Wrong, Bagot in
Richard II (The Houses of Parliament and Arcola), and Mad Hatter/Knave of Hearts in the original
cast of Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults). Other theatre includes: The Man Who Shot
Liberty Valance (Park Theatre); Ghost City (King’s Head); The Bunker Trilogy (Southwark
Playhouse, Winner: Bank SA Adelaide Fringe 2014 ‘Best Theatre’ Award); Sherlock Holmes: A
Working Hypothesis (UK Tour); Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (Hawthorne Theatre); The Owls
Are Not What They Seem (Theatre Delicatessen); LINE (Stephen Joseph); The Girl With The
Imagination (Greenwich Theatre) and many shows with Edinburgh International Festival Award
winners, Belt Up Theatre. Hayden also tours the world playing Basil in Faulty Towers The Dining
Experience. His credits as a composer include The Beggar’s Opera, Lorca is Dead and Octavia (all with Belt Up Theatre.)
★★★★★‘The raucous script and the company’s comedic chemistry… own the tongue-in-cheek jet-black humour and deploy weapons of mass-hilarity.’ Broadway World
★★★★‘Pitch-black and wickedly funny…bloodthirsty antidote to pantomime’ The Stage 
★★★★’an absolute blast…rapid, adept and funny.’ Libby Purves

★★★★‘Hare raising hilarity…drop dead funny’ Reviews Gate

★★★★‘An instantly likeable, rip-roaring treatment of an old tale makes this production irresistible.’ Everything Theatre

★★★★‘I loved every black comedy minute of it, laughing with tears streaming down my face.’ Remote Goat 

★★★★‘thoroughly recommended as an uproarious evening out!’ London Theatre 1

‘a very merry romp’ The Guardian 

‘all three cast keep things going with great gusto and a light touch.’ British Theatre Guide

‘murderously funny comedy drama’ Theatre World Internet Magazine

 ‘comedy was right on target – black at times but full of silliness’ Life in the Cheap Seats 

‘vibrant performances and snappy dialogue’ The Plays the Thing

 

Praise for Burke and Hare from its run at the Watermill Theatre

THE VERY DEFINITION OF A THEATRICAL TREAT Daily Info
A FAST-PACED PIECE OF VAUDEVILLE COMPLETE WITH FOOT-TAPPING SONGS, SNAPPY VISUAL GAGS, AND AN ABUNDANCE OF COMEDY ACCENTS The Stage
A VIRTUOSO DISPLAY OF COMIC ACTING, SINGING, AND MUSIC. Henley Standard.

Directed by Abigail Pickard Price
Designed by Toots Butcher
Lighting by Harry Armytage

Running time: Around 2 hours, with one interval.

Suggested Parental guidance – Suitable for children 10 +years. 

Show Times

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday/Sunday 3.30pm

Tickets

Tickets £30.00
Please note that after Saturday 8 December all tickets are full price.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk