Presented by Eastern Angles and Matthew Linley Creative Projects in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

15th February to 19th February . 7:30pm; 2:30 matinees Thursday and Saturday .
£12.50 - £27 full price, £10 - £24.50 concessions
By Beth Flintoff
Directed by Hal Chambers

 A thrilling retelling of a real-life murder mystery…

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.

'Powerful and thought-provoking... gives us the thrills of a whodunit with a powerful social commentary' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

'a glorious piece of folk theatre... a beautifully honed, all-female ensemble' ★★★★ The Telegraph

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval. 
Age recommendation: 12+
Content warnings: phycological abuse and coercive behaviours 

Writer: Beth Flintoff
Director: Hal Chambers
Associate Director: Beth Flintoff
Designer: Verity Quinn
Music and Musical Direction: Luke Potter
Music Captain: Jess Dives
Lighting Design: Zoe Spurr
Movement Direction: Rebecca Randall
Movement Associate: Katie Albon

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They like it

  • '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 Younger Theatre

  • ‘Superbly staged’

    British Theatre Guide

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