The Ballad of Martha Brown

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MB_06Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor, and Artsreach Dorset present

The Ballad of Martha Brown

Sat 24 October 2015


Tickets are £8 and from Nigel Budden 01308 868582, Ian Butcher 01308 867644 or Margery Hookings 867638

Expect the unexpected in Angel Exit’s latest original drama based on the life and times of Martha Brown, the last woman publicly hanged in Dorset.

1856. A tale of jealousy and passion. An ordinary woman and her ordinary husband, a hatchet grabbed in haste, a murder, a wrongly accused horse, a black silk dress, the hangman from London and the mob at the hang-fair who gawp in glee.

Presented in the company’s rich visual style, blending storytelling and striking physicality, this show is spliced through with wicked humour, an original score, live music and macabre songs as a grim chorus of hollow-eyed storytellers invite you into their mysterious world where reality and fantasy blur as the events of Martha’s life are played out under the constant stare of the gallows above.


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