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The Ballad of Maria Marten

Wed 26 Feb–Sat 29 Feb

Eastern Angles and Matthew Linley Creative Projects in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
By Beth Flintoff
Directed by Hal Chambers

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 shockwaves 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 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.

Booking Information
Showing: Wednesday 26 February–Saturday 29 February 2020

Tickets: £15.50 - £24.50
First Night Fever: Wed 26 February – All seats £16.50 (no cons)

Concessions: £2.00 off
Group Discounts: £2.00 off for ten or more
Part of our Three Plays for £50 package
Four Friends for £68
Under 16s Go Free
Under 26s Go Free

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