February 20 to 22 The Ballad Of Maria Marten

6th February 2020

February 20 to 22

The Ballad Of Maria Marten

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

February 20 to 22

The Ballad Of Maria Marten

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

By Beth Flintoff Director – Hal Chambers

A thrilling retelling of a real-life Suffolk 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. The Red Barn Murder (as it became known) was 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.

Age guidance 12+

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