The Mysterie of Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn - at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch 29 Oct

The Mysterie of Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn, at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, north east London, from 29 Oct to 20 Nov 2010.

A version by Chris Bond, music by Cesar Franck, Paganini and Julian Littman.

Directed by Matt Devitt, designed by Norman Coates, lighting by Andy Lewis, musical direction by Julian Littman.

Starring the actor-musicians of cut to the chase…Lindsay Ashworth, Christine Holman, Simon Jessop, Tom Jude, Natasha Moore, Wendy Paver, Oliver Seymour-Marsh..

Tongues are wagging as drunken yokels in a small Essex village get mixed up in 1827’s biggest murder mystery. Dashing Squire Corder is hell-bent on seducing country wench Maria. But what fate awaits the pretty maiden in his infamous Red Barn? When Maria disappears, Corder is accused. Is this smooth-talking rogue really a murderous villain? Enter Lady Augusta Holmes, the fiddle-playing know-it-all sleuth, to discover the truth.

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