About Lizzie

Southwark Playhouse Elephant, London
Booking to 2 December 2023
No longer booking

★★★★ “One of the best rock scores this side of Jesus Christ Superstar” – Stage

True-crime rock musical Lizzie The Musical is the punk rock show about the incredible life of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.

Lizzie, along with her older sister Emma, maid Bridget, and neighbour Alice, bring to life the infamous story supported on stage by an all-female band.

A talented cast includes Lauren Drew (Six The Musical, Legally Blonde, The Voice) as Lizzie Borden, Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six The Musical, Rent) as Alice, Shekinah McFarlane (Six The Musical, Parade, The Voice) as Emma, and Mairi Barclay (Pippin, Mother Goose) as Bridget.

The perfect show for any fan of true crime, horror and musicals!

Lizzie is running at Southwark Playhouse Elephant from 26 October to 2 December 2023.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 2 December 2023
Age restrictions
12+
Running time
1 hour 40 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


What's the story of Lizzie?

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

Who is in the cast of Lizzie?

The cast includes Lauren Drew as Lizzie Borden, Maiya Quansah-Breed  as Alice, Shekinah McFarlane as Emma, Mairi Barclay as Bridget, and Ayesha Patel as cover Bridget and Emma, and Emma Louise Hoey as cover Lizzie and Alice.

Who are the creative team of Lizzie?

Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt; Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner; Book by Tim Maner; Additional Music by Tim Maner; Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt; Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner 

Direction and choreography by William Whelton, set and lighting design by Andrew Exeter, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, associate choreographer Yandass Ndlovu, and casting by Pearson Casting. Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewit.


Reviews

★★★★ "A stylish and unquestionably bad-ass fusion of gig and musical... one of the best rock scores this side of Jesus Christ Superstar." - The Stage (Southwark Playhouse Elephant)
★★★★★ "About as close to perfection as you could imagine" - Musical Theatre Review (Hope Mill Theatre Manchester)

Important Notes

Show Notes:

Contains loud noises, flashing lights, strong language, and references to murder and sexual abuse.

Ages:

Recommended for ages 12+ with parental guidance and 16+ otherwise.


Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Elephant, Dante Place, 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle
Nearest Buses: 196, 133, 155, 333, 415
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News about Lizzie

Lizzie musical at Southwark Playhouse Elephant – new trailer released
Lizzie musical at Southwark Playhouse Elephant – new trailer released
A new trailer has dropped for the revival of punk rock musical Lizzie at Southwark Playhouse Elephant in London. Lizzie will playing the Southwark Playhouse Elephant from 26 October to 2 December 2023. The show stars Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six The Musical, Rent) as Alice, who is also starring as Diana in Diana: The Musical at the Eventim Apollo this December; Lauren Drew (Six The Musical, Legally Blonde, The Voice) as Lizzie Borden; Shekinah McFarlane (Six The Musical, Parade, The Voice) as Emma; Mairi Barclay (Pippin, Mother Goose) as Bridget; and Ayesha Patel (Broken Wings) as cover Bridget and Emma, and Emma Louise Hoey (Club Mex) as cover Lizzie and Alice. https://youtu.be/risGbyiInWw The show originally premiered in New York in 2009, and a 2017 Danish production played Greenwich Theatre in London. Lizzie has music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, with lyrics by Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner, and a book by Tim Maner; and this new production has direction and choreography by Hope Mill’s co-founder William Whelton, set and lighting design by Andrew Exeter, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, associate choreographer Yandass Ndlovu, and casting by Pearson Casting. The show is based on the true story of Lizzie Borden, who was tried for the axe murders of her father and stepmother. This production originally premiered at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in September, and is also touring, with dates including the New Theatre Peterborough (6 - 16 December 2023). Book tickets to Lizzie at Southwark Playhouse Elephant in London
Lizzie to play Southwark Playhouse Elephant
Lizzie to play Southwark Playhouse Elephant
A revival of punk rock musical Lizzie is coming to London this autumn 2023. Lizzie will play at Southwark Playhouse Elephant from 26 October to 2 December 2023. This new production was first announced last month, and premieres at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester this September (1 - 30 September 2023). The show is also heading out on tour, with dates including Dukes Lancaster (5 - 8 October 2023), Junction Goole (12 - 14 October 2023), Trinity Arts Centre (17 - 21 October 2023) and New Theatre Peterborough (6 - 16 December 2023). The show stars Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six The Musical, Rent) as Alice, who is also starring as Diana in Diana: The Musical at the Eventim Apollo this December; Lauren Drew (Six The Musical, Legally Blonde, The Voice) as Lizzie Borden; Shekinah McFarlane (Six The Musical, Parade, The Voice) as Emma; Mairi Barclay (Pippin, Mother Goose) as Bridget; and Ayesha Patel (Broken Wings) as cover Bridget and Emma, and Emma Louise Hoey (Club Mex) as cover Lizzie and Alice. The show originally premiered in New York in 2009, and a 2017 Danish production played Greenwich Theatre in London. Lizzie has music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, with lyrics by Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner, and a book by Tim Maner. This new production has direction and choreography by Hope Mill’s co-founder William Whelton, set and lighting design by Andrew Exeter, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, associate choreographer Yandass Ndlovu, and casting by Pearson Casting. The show is based on the true story of Lizzie Borden, who was tried for the axe murders of her father and stepmother. More about tickets to Lizzie at Southwark Playhouse Elephant in London

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