I wish I could call Murder Ballad a killer of a show -- it would look good on the posters -- but neither is it a show I have to bury a knife in, either. It's a bold, though not exactly brilliant, chamber rock musical, a territory long mined by shows from American Idiot to Spring Awakening, by way of Rent; but in the age of Hamilton, it also suddenly feels slightly dated and ersatz.
Murder Ballad Tickets
Don't miss Murder Ballad, the thrilling new musical of love, obsession and murderous desire as it heads to the Arts Theatre this October starring Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Norman Bowman. Completing the cast are Natalie McQueen as Alternate Sara and Cover Narrator and Matthew Harvey, who will cover the roles of Michael and Tom.
Fresh from making a critically acclaimed killing off-Broadway, Murder Ballad is a razor-sharp tale of modern relationships, abandoned dreams and treachery in the big city. Written by the award-winning Julia Jordan with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Juliana Nash, this is a boldly brilliant and explosive new musical that's set to be London's hottest new sensation.
Book your Murder Ballad tickets, playing at The Arts Theatre today.
Please note: Kerry Ellis will not be performing in the majority of Friday matinees although will be performing in the matinees on Friday 18th November 2016 and Friday 25th November 2016. Kerry Ellis will not be performing on Wednesday 16th November 2016 or Thursday 17th November 2016.
"Sara, Tom and Michael are three New Yorkers caught in a secret love triangle that could tear their lives apart. Life has not dealt any of them the cards they wanted, and Sara is stuck in the middle, torn between her downtown past and her uptown future. Is the one that got away really worth risking everything for? But in the true tradition of all great murder ballads, when songs of love-gone-wrong are sung, blood must be spilled. The question is… by whom?"