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The Ballard Of 
Maria Marten
By Beth Flintoff

In a village in Suffolk in 1827, Maria Marten goes to meet her lover. They are going to run away, to start a new life.

A year later her body is found.

In this thrilling retelling of a true story, Beth Flintoff sheds new light on the life of Maria Marten, and the community who went looking for her. Turning the tables on the morbid fascination that has surrounded the case.

The play is an urgent and vital explosion of music, movement and storytelling which celebrates growing up, defiance and friendship.


Maria Marten                                  Meg Diamond

Phoebe Stowe, Miss Pettigrew   Iesha Henry-Cameron

Lucy Baalham                                Alexandra Kate

Theresa Havers, Mrs Anvil          Serena Lehman

Sarah Stowe, Mrs Woodstock     Claire Fairman

Ann Marten                                     Niamh Ennis

Lady Cooke                                     Martha Wrench

Thomas Corder                              Alexander Pearn

Peter Matthews                              Will Castle

Rose Bruford College | Pleasance Theatre | 2022

Director Lucy Allan

Set & Costume Designer Alfie Heywood

Movement Rachel Wise

Lighting Designer Gabriel Finn

Sound Designer Julian Starr

Associate Designer Constance Villemot

Assistant Director Jacob Wolstencroft

Composers Zach Morley & Evan Lewsey

Costume Supervisor Samantha Griggs

Stage Manager April Johnston

Production Manager Carrie Croft

Assistant Production Manager Sophy Ley

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