The Ballad of Maria Marten

The Round2hrs (plus interval)
The Stage

A classic real-life murder mystery thrillingly retold for a contemporary age

Credits:

Eastern Angles & Matthew Linley Creative Projects
In Association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre Present
Director: Hal Chambers
Writer: Beth Flintoff
Designer: Verity Quinn
Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Composer: Luke Potter
Movement: Rebecca Randall

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11 February - 15 February 2020
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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.


★★★★
"Rich and Transporting"
The Stage

★★★★
"Well worth catching on its tour"
Libby Purves, Theatre Cat

Audience feedback:

"The best piece of theatre I've seen in ages"

"I'm blown away.  The performance was breathtakingly beautiful"

"What an incredible show - superbly played, intelligent, witty and oh so moving"

"If that show doesn’t go on tour and win awards then there is no justice"


Find them on Twitter:

@MatthewLinley
@easternangles

dates

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 7.30pm

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 7.30pm

Thursday 13 February 2020, 1.30pm

Thursday 13 February 2020, 7.30pm

Friday 14 February 2020, 7.30pm

Saturday 15 February 2020, 2.30pm

Saturday 15 February 2020, 7.30pm

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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