Beware the Burkers! (Storytelling Special) @ The Inn at the Park Hotel, Aberdeen [18 July]

Beware the Burkers! (Storytelling Special)


29
18
July
19:30 - 21:30

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The Inn at the Park Hotel
3-4 Deemount Terrace, AB11 7RX Aberdeen
Hidden Aberdeen Tours and Taezali Players present a one-off storytelling and drama session exploring more from the dark side of Aberdeen's medical history. Recalling a time when medical students had to resort to digging up freshly-buried corpses to supply their anatomy lessons, this show includes new stories of how Travelling people lived in terror of being murdered by the «Noddies» or «Burkers», who saw them as non-persons, and thus ripe to supply the dissection table; of a disturbing experiment which took place in Marischal College in 1821, when Drs Skene and Ewing attempted to replicate a «Galvanic Arc» as created by chemist, Andrew Ure at Glasgow University in 1818, the same year that Frankenstein was published. Meet James «Satan» Sangster, port-watchman and grave-digger turned grave robber, who gets more than he bargained for when he meets 18th century prostitute, Ivy, who proves to be not just a pretty face!

This will chill your hearts and make your toes curl! Stories are only stories when they have listeners, so please take the opportunity to join us as we support Grampian Association of Storytellers, the founders of the Storytelling Festival which started last year. Hosted again by the wonderful Inn at the Park. Take the opportunity to use your event tickets to claim 25% off your food order before the show.

There is disabled access to the venue and car parking at the rear.

VENUE: Inn at the Park Hotel, Deemount Terrace, Ferryhill, Aberdeen
DOORS OPEN: 7PM
SHOW STARTS: 7.35PM
DURATION: approx 2hr (with interval)
TICKETS: ONLINE BOOKING ONLY
most definitely not child-friendly! (age 15+)
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