Burying the Dead

Burying the Dead


Simon Cole ACTOR

8:30pm, Friday 3 August 2018

St George's Church, Kendal

£18 Unreserved Seating

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DURATION 90’ plus interval

"Absolutely fantastic in every way: a perfect setting with the church space being used to good effect... I feel privileged to have been at such a world-class performance... Stunning performance – great marriage of music, drama, sound and light. Terrific, original programming. More like this please!... Words are completely inadequate to describe this superb presentation... A highlight of my musical year."
Audience members 2016

From the same writer as 2016's Breaking the Rules, Clare Norburn, comes this new play with music. Burying the Dead is an imagined testimony by Purcell, as he lies in a fever towards the end of his life. As the fever takes hold, his memories become entangled and confused – he looks back on his life, centring in on key moments of triumph and crisis. He fixates on a moment when, at the impressionable age of 8, he experienced the Great Fire of London – a memory which haunts him. In this fever, he conjures up the singers and instrumentalists of Ceruleo, and the music they play takes him to key episodes in his life.

Event artists

Ceruleo formed in November 2014 at the Guildhall School of Music and made its début at the Barbican. It was a Brighton Early Music Festival's Early Music Live! scheme participant for 2015/16, which saw it appear as part of BREMF 2015. read more

Simon Cole

Simon trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since leaving, he has worked extensively in theatre, performing as a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company for two years in 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged' and 'The Bible: The Complete Word of God Abridged'. read more

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