Murder Ballad, the new musical to open soon at The Arts Theatre is hotting up even before it has opened.

The producers of Murder Ballad had assembled a stellar cast, but now aannounce they are extending the bookings through to December 3rd, 2016.  Originally the show was only booking until to October 29th.

murder balladDescribed as a “razor-sharp tale of modern relationships, abandoned dreams and treachery in the big city”, Murder Ballad the musical is written by Julia Jordan with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Juliana Nash and previously ran off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Union Theater.

murder balladKerry Ellis, Norman Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt lead the cast that also includes Natalie McQueen and Matthew Harvey.

murder balladDirected by Sam Yates with design by Richard Kent, lighting design by David Plater and musical direction by Sean Green, it is produced at the Arts Theatre by Soundcheck Productions.

What Is the Story of Murder Ballad?
Murder Ballad centers around Sara, 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 gets  married and has 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.

Tickets are onsale for the extended booking period now.


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John Bowles
John Bowles, having started his career on Australian variety television at the age of ten, had notched up 300 hours of live national TV by the age of sixteen. As an adult he has gone on to star in many theatrical productions such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cats’. He has produced, directed and written for television but admits his favourite role is as presenter, and he relishes the opportunity to talk to interesting show business people and tell their stories.