By Beth Flintoff
“It’s been a year since I died, and still nobody has found me.”
Summer 1827. In a barn in Suffolk, Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later, hidden under the floor of the barn, Maria’s body is found. The Red Barn Murder had all the hallmarks of a classic crime drama: a missing body, a disreputable squire and a village stuck in its ways. But whilst sending shockwaves through the country, Maria’s own story was lost. This play rediscovers her story; a story that is strikingly relevant to us today. It’s a play not about a gruesome murder, but about a woman: vital, layered, empowered.
We finish our current Studio Theatre season showcasing local female talent in this moving and joyous production.
Fantastic stage craft and storytelling – Audience member for Mojo
I could see how much thought and hard work had been put into every element – a very powerful piece of theatre. Exceptional performances – Audience member for Frankenstein