11 Jan Feminist true crime retelling The Ballad of Maria Marten returns on tour
The critically-acclaimed production The Ballad of Maria Marten returns to stages across the UK this spring 2022. A thrilling retelling of a real-life murder mystery, this captivating drama turns history into her-story through the exploration of love, loss, trauma, and patriarchal power.
It is summer 1927 and Maria Marten awaits her lover in a red barn in
Suffolk. One year later, her body is found underneath the flooring in a grain sack, and the manhunt begins.
Inspired by her work with survivors of psychological abuse, Beth Flintoff focuses on Maria’s life rather than her death. This timely production highlights the dangers lurking behind closed doors, as the country emerges from the pandemic with domestic abuse rates higher than ever before.
The Spring tour of The Ballad of Maria Marten is running at the Colchester Mercury from 8th-9th February before embarking on an eight week tour across the country.