bury the hatchet

writer: SASHA WILSON / further devised by: THE COMPANY
24 Jul - 11 Aug
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues - Sat only. No shows Sun - Mon

Andrew and Abby Borden are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4th, 1892.
Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect.
Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them.
Overnight, she became America’s original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumour.

Returning from a tour in the US, Bury the Hatchet is true crime podcast meets bluegrass musical; a fun feminist reimagining of the Lizzie Borden story.

Out Of The Forest Theatre is an ensemble-based company that attempts to redefine traditional narrative structure with an eye to blending music, movement and storytelling.
Cast: Sasha Wilson, Joseph Prowen, David Leopold.
Produced by Claire Gilbert and Joseph Cullen for Out Of The Forest Theatre.

People’s Choice Award Winners – VAULT Festival 2018

★★★★ “An imaginatively crafted, quirkily funny show” London Pub Theatres
★★★★ “The epitome of meta-theatre” LondonTheatre1
★★★★ “Wishing school history lessons had been as enthralling as this” Theatre Weekly
“A thoroughly clever, wildly imaginative, and engaging romp” Broadway World Arizona

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 70mins without interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)