He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Peer Gynt," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Young Vic Theatre in London, England with Alex Jennings and Haydn Gwynne in the cast. John Barton was director.
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Did You Know?
In weekly rep of course you had to learn a new act every day, every night, after the show. You'd go home and you'd go to bed and start learning your lines for the following day so you'd rehearse an act a day and you had to learn all the lines for one act in one fell swoop. That really was hard work but somehow you know everybody did it. I don't think people would do it now.
Appearing at the National Theatre in London in 'Jonathan Kent' 's production of Oedipus. Burke, aged 90, is playing The Shepherd.