The trial and execution of William Corder for the murder of Maria Marten caused a sensation, with thousands showing morbid curiosity.
‘The trial became one of the first media sensations this country had ever seen’: Lizzie Crarer on starring in The Ballad of Maria Marten
Actor Lizzie Crarer stars in Eastern Angles’ acclaimed production of The Ballad of Maria Marten, which returns to the stage in a tour that opens at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre on 8 February 2022. I caught up with Lizzie to find out more.
‘A dramatic end with impressive lighting effects’: THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN — Theatre Royal, Winchester (UK Tour)
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.