The Woman He Lived With

Theatre (historical, solo show)

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Description

In 1828, Burke and Hare killed 16 people in Edinburgh and they sold the bodies to an anatomist. Burke's wife, Helen MacDougal, was unaware until the final murder at a Halloween party, which she witnessed and tried to prevent. Burke and his wife were arrested, but she refused to say anything that might incriminate him. Hare turned King's evidence, so just Burke and his wife went to trial. The case against her was not proven while Burke was found guilty and sentenced to hang. Afterwards, she was driven out of Scotland. This is her story.

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MMA 10 days ago

A great show giving a different perspective on the Burke and Hare murders through the eyes of Burke's wife Helen Macdougal.
Well acted in portraying the wife as a woman who stood by her man and how society reacted to her despite never being found guilty. Her journey, her life.


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