Manage episode 306950374 series 1075870
Burke and Hare, the most notorious killers in Scotland's history, were arrested in 1829 for the murder of sixteen people. During the trial, William Hare, after being given a promise of immunity, testified against his former "business" partner, James Burke. Amid a great public outcry, Hare escaped the gallows, was released from custody and then disappeared into the mists of history. But what happened to William Hare? Listen to find out his dark secret.
Our audio play was written by Alan Kilpatrick, an Irish/Native American playwright who currently lives in Belgium with his wife and their three dogs. He is the author of some thirty plays which have been staged at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles; the Diversionary Theater and the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego; the VSA Fourth St. Art Center and Adobe Theater, Albuquerque; the Alternative Theatre and the Horse Trader Theater, New York; the Blue Door Theater, Spokane; the Croydon Warehouse Theatre and the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London, the Troubadour Theatre Company, Brighton, UK ; and the Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Chicago. He received his professional training in film and television at Loyola Marymount University and studied playwriting at the Royal Court Theatre, London.