Sunday, September 25

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The Ballad of Maria Marten – Wilton’s Music Hall
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The Ballad of Maria Marten – Wilton’s Music Hall

Set in the 1820’s, writer Beth Flintoff and Artistic Director Ivan Cutting were keen to tell this age-old story of the death of Maria Marten from the viewpoint of the victim.  The story has been told in many ways previously, but tended to look at the murderer, William Corder, rather than taking an interest in Maria Marten’s life.  Maria (Elizabeth Crarer), lived in a small rural village called Polstead where she had grown up in poverty losing her mother at an early age.  This led to her looking after the house at age 10, until her father met and married Ann (Sarah Goddard) who was kindly and took over many of these tasks, so that Maria could finally have a childhood.  She played with her friends who formed a club called the ‘hazard club’, in which they dared each ot...
Elephant’s Graveyard livestreams 17th – 19th September
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Elephant’s Graveyard livestreams 17th – 19th September

A circus longing to be famous meets a tiny town in Tennessee that wants something to break the monotony - in the end both get what they wish for with deadly results. The true tale of the only known lynching of an elephant, the award-winning Elephant’s Graveyard will be available to stream from Thursday 17th September. Set in September of 1914, the play combines historical fact and legend. Economic value, vengeance and public image tear up a community who were just looking for a show. Elephant’s Graveyard explores the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge. This timely, mesmerising tragedy resonates as it interrogates the repercussions that follow when the mob get what they demand.  Director Colin Blumenau comments, We shouldn't be feeling too sorry for ...