Practical Anatomy

pa-photoWorld Premiere
Music, lyrics and book by Elizabeth Bagby
Sansculottes Theater Company
2006
C.P. as William Burke

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Practical Anatomy tells the true story of William Burke and William Hare, who killed sixteen of Edinburgh’s poorest residents in 1827 and 1828 and sold their bodies to the ambitious Dr. Robert Knox. This world-premiere musical uses a combination of music, new writing and found language to relate a grisly tale of profit, class and ethics.

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Cast

Christopher Prentice
William Burke
Dan Kerr-Hobert
William Hare
Amelia Lorenz
Maggie Hare
Joseph Stearns
Dr. Knox
Renee Roy
Nell Burke
Michael Barker
Joseph
Dan Granata
Fergusson
John B. Leen
Jones
Roseanne Clark
Janet
Colleen McSherry
Mary
Charles Schoenherr
Daft Jamie
Andrea Klunder
Jamie’s Mother

Creative

Elizabeth Bagby
Composer/Lyricist/Author
Terry Selucky
Director
Lenny Zieben
Music Director

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“Strong performances from Dan Kerr-Hobert and Christopher Prentice as the merry murderers anchor this dark epic” — Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Free Press

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