The trial and execution of William Corder for the murder of Maria Marten caused a sensation, with thousands showing morbid curiosity.
The Red Barn murder in 1827 took place in Polstead, Suffolk it’s the notorious tale about Maria Marten who was brutally shot dead by her partner William Corder.
The Incident Room is a multi-layered and satisfying drama, a proper assessment of a story that gripped, terrified and obsessed the nation. This excellent production confronts our dark past head on.
MARIA MARTEN STRIDES AGAIN: A WOMAN’S STORY Founding this touring company 36 years ago, Ivan Cutting swore a great oath that one local story they wouldn’t do was Maria Marten, murdered in the Red Barn by … Continue reading →