The Ballad of Maria Marten

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

The Red Barn Murder 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 whilst sending shockwaves throughout the country, Maria's own story was lost.

The Ballad of Maria Marten rediscovers her story, bringing it back to vivid, urgent life. Beth Flintoff's thrilling play was first performed by an all-female cast in a production by Eastern Angles in July 2018. Subsequent national tours were produced with Eastern Angles by Matthew Linley Creative Projects in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

PublisherNick Hern Books
CategoryFull Length Play
AuthorBeth Flintoff
Music Byn/a
Adapted Byn/a
Based Onn/a
Extrasor 6 F doubling
Royalty PlayNick Hern Books
Sale Price$31.95 (excl. GST and postage)
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