A classic real-life murder mystery thrillingly retold for a contemporary age
Presented by Eastern Angles & Matthew Linley Creative Projects in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre
Director: Hal Chambers
Writer: Beth Flintoff
Designer: Verity Quinn
Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Composer: Luke Potter
Movement: Rebecca Randall
Elizabeth Crarer: Maria
Susanna Jennings: Lucy
Suzanne Ahmet: Sarah/Lady Cooke
Emma Denly: Theresa/Peter
Jessica Dives: Phoebe
Sarah Goddard: Ann
Price: From £10
A thrilling retelling of a real-life murder mystery…
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"
"Well worth catching on its tour"
Libby Purves, Theatre Cat
"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"
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
3 March - 7 March 2020production
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