The Ballad of Maria Marten

Thu 16 — Sat 18 Sep View Performances & Book Tickets

Running Time : 2 hours 10 minutes

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Eastern Angles and Matthew Linley Creative Projects

in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN

By Beth Flintoff
Directed by Hal Chambers

A thrilling retelling of Suffolk’s real-life murder mystery…

Summer, 1827. In a red barn, Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later her body is found under the floor of the barn in a grain sack, barely identifiable, and the manhunt begins.

Maria’s story sent shock waves throughout the country. The Red Barn Murder (as it became known) was national news, inspiring writers and filmmakers down the ages. The sort of gruesome tale that had all the hallmarks 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: 13+

 

‘Rich and transporting’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Flintoff restores dignity to Maria…unexpectedly joyous’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘It is vital, layered and empowered, a beautiful piece of theatre’ ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Superbly staged’ British Theatre Guide

‘A thrilling and poignant retelling’ Grapevine Live

‘Extraordinary, brilliant and powerful’ ★★★★★ Charles Hutch Press

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What the press say


'Rich and transporting.'

The Stage

'Flintoff restores dignity to Maria...unexpectedly joyous.'

The Guardian

'It is vital, layered and empowered, a beautiful piece of theatre.'

A Younger Theatre

'Superbly staged.'

British Theatre Guide

'A thrilling and poignant retelling.'

Grapevine Live

'Extraordinary, brilliant and powerful.'

Charles Hutch Press

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Thursday 16 September 2021
7:30PM
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Full Price Ticket£28.00£22.00£16.50£10.50
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Friday 17 September 2021
7:30PM
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Full Price Ticket£28.00£22.00£16.50£10.50
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Saturday 18 September 2021
2PM
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7:30PM
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Full Price Ticket£28.00£22.00£16.50£10.50
Under 21 Ticket£10.50£10.50£10.50£10.50

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