Buxton International Festival


Burying the DeadSt John's Churchbutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Emily Owen soprano
Jenni Harper soprano
Satoko Doi-Luck harpsichord
Kate Conway cello and viol
Toby Carr guitar and lute
Simon Cole Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell is on his deathbed, tormented by half-dreams and memories from his childhood – including the unending terror of being caught up in the Great Fire of London.

More than a concert, Burying the Dead brings Restoration London to life with a new script by Clare Norburn. Purcell (played by actor Simon Cole) gives us his deathbed testimony, conjuring up the two singers and musicians of Ceruleo to his bedside. Together they take the audience on a journey back through Purcell’s memories of theatrical intrigues and into his internal dream world, as he confronts imagined key childhood memories of 1666.

  • Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Price: £20