Punk rock musical 'Lizzie' to play at Southwark Playhouse

This true crime musical about the 1892 case of Lizzie Borden features three stars of Six the Musical, an all-female band, and a punk rock score.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

The Southwark Playhouse Elephant will present a brand new production of true crime musical Lizzie this winter, with performances running from 26 October to 2 December.

This punk rock musical, revamped by Hope Mill Theatre, is the first UK-created version of the production, which originated as a Danish show and made its London premiere in 2017 at the Greenwich Theatre.

Lizzie is based on the 1892 murder case of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother in Massachusetts.

The story delves into Lizzie's potential motives for the crimes, as well as exploring her relationships with her older sister Emma, maid Bridget, and neighbour Alice.

Lauren Drew will play Lizzie, alongside Maiya Quansah-Breed as Alice, Shekinah McFarlane as Emma, and Mairi Barclay as Bridget.

The cast will also be supported by an all-female band on stage.

The creative team, led by director and choreographer William Whelton, also includes musical directer Honor Halford-Macleod, sound designer Adam Fisher, set and lighting designer Andrew Exeter, musical supervisor Katy Richardson. Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt, and Tim Maner contribute the music and lyrics. Maner also provides the book.

Check back for information on Lizzie tickets on London Theatre.

Photo credit: Lauren Drew, Maiya Quansah-Breed, and Shekinah McFarlan. (Photo courtesy of production)

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