“A Bloody Triumph”
Lizzie has swung her axe in over 100 productions, in 10 countries, across 4 continents, in 6 languages and now takes a big swing into Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre.
Penned as a true crime rock musical, this show hits the brief and then some.
The plot takes us into the minds of Lizzie Borden, her sister Emma, neighbour Alice and maid Bridget, during the time leading up to and following the brutal murder of Mr & Mrs Borden in 1892. Although this case turned out to be a cause célèbre, we will never know what truly happened behind the walls of the Borden household, however, through a variety of sources and speculation, Lizzie the musical is born. Opening with the juxtaposing ’40 whacks’, this beast is certainly no children’s nursery rhyme.