The Ballad of Maria Marten
The Ballad of Maria Marten production shot
Photo (c) Mike Kwasniak
The Ballad of Maria Marten production shot
Photo (c) Mike Kwasniak
The Ballad of Maria Marten production shot
Photo (c) Mike Kwasniak
The Ballad of Maria Marten production shot
Photo (c) Mike Kwasniak

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

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‘One of the best theatre experiences of the year’ – East Anglian Daily Times

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

A theatre lovers dream’ – Manchester Theatres

A thrilling retelling of the story of Maria Marten and the Red Barn.

Audiences across the UK have been enthralled by Eastern Angles hit production The Ballad of Maria Marten and, now on it’s third UK tour, it is back by popular demand.

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.

Told through the eyes of Maria and the women who loved her, this beautifully staged production brings the power of movement, music and storytelling together for a heart stopping evening of theatrical magic.

★★★★

‘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 Young Theatre

‘Superbly staged’

British Theatre Guide

★★★★★

‘Extraordinary, brilliant and powerful’

Charles Hutch Press

‘A thrilling and poignant retelling’

Grapevine Live

‘One of the best theatre experiences of the year.’

East Anglian Daily Times

‘Maria Marten is reborn in stunning show’

Ipswitch Star

‘This is a gem of a production’

On Yorkshire Magazine

Age Guidance 12+

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