The Ballad Of Maria Marten


Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)


The Ballad Of Maria Marten

Play by Beth Flintoff

Directed by Luke Kernaghan

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books


This theatre production is a collaboration between the following courses at Arts University Bournemouth:


BA (Hons):


Performance Design and Film Costume


Make Up for Media and Performance


The Ballad Of Maria Marten is a revisionist retelling of a harrowing true crime in 1827, which sheds light on a complex tale of love, loss, prejudice, and patriarchal power.

Despite the fact that this is a true crime dram, this is also very much a story of female friendship and joy, and one that sadly resonates strongly today.

This show is recommended for people aged 12 and over.

Artwork by Dora Voros

Artworking by Kerry Adams

Performances at Palace Court Theatre, Hinton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2ET.

Tickets: Full £13.20, Concessions £4 (Student, child, senior, disability and low income; you may be asked for proof of eligibility); Available online.