Monday, 25 March 2013

THE STAGE REVIEW | THE BLOODY BALLAD

Had a wonderful time at The Bloody Ballad in Newport on Saturday. You can read my review over on The Stage website, here's an extract:

The Bloody Ballad featuring Mary and the Missing Fingers

Published Monday 25 March 2013 at 10:57 by Susie Wild
The Bloody Ballad is a gloriously grotesque rockabilly riot of a night out based on Mary Maid of the Mill, an old Welsh Romany folk tale by Abram Wood about a girl who gets betrayed by her lover and then goes on a revenge killing spree. Using live music theatre, Gagglebabble (Lucy Rivers and Hannah McPake) have created a unique, playful, immersive work in which the wrong-side-of-the-tracks Mary - “a girl with a dark past who’s had one hell of a week” - shares her gory story through words and song and invites you to sing along. [...]


The show is touring until the end of August (Edinburgh stint) and Gagglebabble are back with a new show in the Autumn too. See the trailer and listen to the soundtrack to The Bloody Ballad over on their Facebook group.

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