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Lizzie swings her axe again


Poster for the Lizzie at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Hope Mill Theatre's 2023 hit Lizzie The Musical returns to the Manchester venue for a three-week run in the autumn (October 17-November 10).

The show premiered in New York in 2009, and the Hope Mill production was the first UK-created version of the show and the first UK tour.

Lizzie explores the life of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in the summer of 1892. The musical delves into Lizzie’s complex psyche and speculates on the motivations she may have had: loss of inheritance, history of sexual abuse, oppression and madness.

The show will be directed and choreographed by Hope Mill co-founder William Whelton. A cast has yet to be chosen

William Whelton said: After such a successful run in Manchester and across the UK last autumn, I am thrilled to bring Lizzie back to where the production was created. It will run over Halloween, which is the perfect time of year; we are planning a very special performance on October 31, full of surprises for the fans."

General tickets are now on sale, but those for the October 31 gala go on sale on August 4.

 

More info and tickets here

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