Murder Ballad

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Kerry Ellis leads the West End premiere of Off-Broadway’s killer rock musical Murder Ballad, opening at London’s Arts Theatre in September. Previously opening in New York in 2012, Murder Ballad is a tale of a twisted love triangle of lust, obsession and murderous desire.

Murder Ballad follows love-struck Sara, a young New Yorker who is dangerously torn between her edgy ex-boyfriend, Tom, and her safe and reliable husband, Michael. Narrated by a darkly sexy bartender, the musical follows the torrid affair throughout a series of pumping rock songs. When Sara splits with Tom, her gritty bartender boyfriend, she finds herself in the arms of quiet Michael, and the pair quickly settle down. Soon, Sara longs for the danger and passion in her old life, and begins to secretly see Tom once more. Struggling to decide between her two men, Murder Ballad leads to a treacherous, dark and murderous climax.

Famous for her roles on Broadway and in the West End, as well as for her collaborations with Queen’s Brian May, Kerry Ellis is a musical theatre diva in her own right. Originating the role of Meat in We Will Rock You, Ellis has also starred as the green queen Elphaba in Wicked, as well as taking leading roles in Cats, Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. Further casting includes Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (In the Heights, A Chorus Line)Norman Bowman (Guys and Dolls) and Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Love Never Dies).

Conceived by Jonathan Larson (Rent) and Julia Jordan, Murder Ballad features a book and lyrics by Jordan and music and lyrics by Juliana Nash. A razor-sharp reflection of modern relationships, abandoned dreams and wicked treachery, the musical promises to be London’s hottest sensation, playing at the Arts Theatre London from September 29th to December 3rd 2016.

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Warning! Murder Ballad contains content suitable only for adults aged 16 and over which some people may find offensive, including strong language, scenes of a sexual nature (including sexual simulation) and sexual references throughout.  In purchasing a ticket for Murder Ballad, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this caution.  The producers of Murder Ballad accept no responsibility or liability for any offence that may be caused.

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