VenueMercury Theatre
Other spaces: Studio
From8th February 2022
To9th February 2022
What is currently on at Mercury Theatre (V37)
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The Ballad of Maria Marten

A classic real-life murder mystery thrillingly retold for a contemporary age. Summer, 1827. In a red barn Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later her gruesomely murdered body is found in a grain sack, barely identifiable. Maria's story sent shock waves throughout the country. Her murder became national news, inspiring writers and film makers down the ages. The sort of gruesome tale that had all the hall marks of a classic crime drama - a missing body, a country location, a disreputable squire and a village stuck in its age old traditions. But in all this hysteria Maria's own story gets lost. Until now. Hal Chambers and Beth Flintoff's spine tingling retelling rediscovers her story, bringing it back to vivid, urgent life.
Author Beth Flintoff

Archive :: production:T2145311885, play:S1839388069, venue:V37

Production details


Presented byEastern Angles
Producer Matthew Linley Creative Projects (in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre)
Director Hal Chambers
Director Beth Flintoff (associate director)
Design Verity Quinn
Lighting Zoe Spurr
Music Luke Potter
Music Jessica Dives (music captain)
Director Rebecca Randall (movement director)
Other Katie Albon (movement associate)
Performer Elizabeth Crarer (Maria Marten)
Performer Jessica Dives (Phoebe Stowe)
Performer Sarah Goddard (Ann Marten)
Performer Susie Barrett (Lucy Baalham/Thomas Corder)

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