Kerry Ellis to star in the UK Premiere of MURDER BALLAD at the Arts Theatre
“This steamy show is a love triangle with a razor’s edge. The show features taut, tart, and pungent lyrics by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash. It’s a show that knows exactly what it wants to do, and then does it, with no apologising or backtracking.” The New York Times
Soundcheck Productions is thrilled to announce its first independent production in the West End starring Kerry Ellis. This sensational off Broadway musical is sexy, sharp and holds no punches. With a stellar cast, rocky score this violent tabloid tale of illicit love, lust and betrayal will leave you breathless.
Murder Ballad centres around Sara (Kerry Ellis), a young New Yorker who is torn between her dangerous ex-boyfriend and her reliable husband. Led by a sexy bartender who serves as the show’s narrator, Murder Ballad documents the details of the torrid affair with vibrant pop-rock tunes. When Sara breaks up with Tom, a gritty bartender, she runs into the arms of Michael, a quiet poetry student at NYU. But after the couple get married and have a daughter, Sara longs for her old, dangerous life and begins secretly seeing Tom at his bar downtown. As Sara’s passionate relationship with Tom intensiﬁes, she begins to miss her old life with her husband and young child—but by then, it may be too late. With a title like Murder Ballad, it’s no surprise that the treacherous love triangle ends in tragedy.
Direct from two smash runs at the Union Square Theatre and MTC’s Studio at Stage II, this explosive new rock musical explores the complications of love, compromises we make, and betrayals that can ultimately undo us.
A downtown and off-Broadway sensation, Murder Ballad was the must see theatre experience of 2013. Conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two-time Susan Smith Blackburn Prize ﬁnalist Julia Jordan, with book and lyrics by Jordan, music and lyrics by indie rock singer/songwriter Juliana Nash.
Murder Ballad will open at The Arts Theatre in the West End on September 29th 2016. Press Night will be held on October 5th 2016, and is expected to run until December 3rd 2016.
First preview: Thursday 29/09/2016
Performances: Monday-Saturday 8.00pm*; Friday and Saturday 5.00pm**
*Wednesday 05 October at 7.00pm; **no matinees in the first performance week
Tickets: £25.00, £32.50, £39.50, £49.50, £65.00 (Friday Matinee: £25.00, £35.00)