The Ballad of Maria Marten at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

A thrilling retelling of a real-life murder mystery

Join us 20th-22nd February 2020 for The Ballad of Maria Marten at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Based in 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.

Event name:
The Ballad of Maria Marten at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Price:
Multiple prices - see website for further details.
Contact:
phone: 01473 295900
Opening Hours:
One off