Bury The Hatchet

Lizzie Borden took an axe...

Andrew Borden and his wife Abby are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4th, 1892.

Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect.

Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them. Overnight, she becomes America’s original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumour.

Set to prairie bluegrass music, and fusing folktale, nursery rhyme and Vaudevillian horror, “Bury the Hatchet” will settle the age-old question: Did Lizzie escape the hangman’s noose? And is Andrew and Abby’s blood truly on her hands?

Theatre
1hr 00m
The Vaults
07 — 11 Mar
£14.50
15+
18:15
10 Mar
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Dates

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About the company

Out Of The Forest Theatre

Out Of The Forest Theatre was formed in April 2017 by Sasha Wilson, Joseph Prowen, Sam Jenkins-Shaw and Joseph Cullen as an ensemble-based theatre company that attempts to redefine the traditional narrative structure of the theatre with an eye to blending music, movement and storytelling with hopes of shining a spotlight on women, weirdos and way-begotten characters of history and our bizarre modern society. Because strange and wonderful things hide in plain sight and they should be explored and celebrated.

Sasha Wilson – Sasha was part of the original team behind Bury The Hatchet when it premiered at The King’s Head in 2017.
Training: LAMDA.
Other theatre includes: Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET and Sir Toby Belch/Antonio in TWELFTH NIGHT (Southwest Shakespeare Company, AZ); Eleanor in SIREN (Vault Festival/Live at Zedel); Lady Macbeth in MACBETH (Catford Broadway); Hippolita in TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (Tristan Bates); Cassius in JULIUS CAESAR (V&A Museum); Dr. Willa Dyer in MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS (Old Red Lion Theatre).

Sam Jenkins-Shaw – Sam was part of the original team behind Bury The Hatchet when it premiered at The King’s Head in 2017.
Training: LAMDA.
Other theatre includes: Benedick in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Globe Theatre, Rome & RADA Studios); FUTURE CONDITIONAL (Old Vic); Macbeth in MACBETH (Catford Broadway); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare in the Squares); HAMLET (Cockpit Theatre); LONG STORY SHORT (Charing Cross Theatre); MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Nuffield Southampton); THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and HAMLET (Pendley Shakespeare Festival).
Short Film includes: THE OVERCOAT; RELEASED; DO UNICORNS GET CANCER?; FLOAT; A VIEWFINDER; DAVE AND DAVID.

Joseph Prowen – Joe was part of the original team behind Bury The Hatchet when it premiered at The King’s Head in 2017.
Training: LAMDA. He won the Highly Commended Award at the Spotlight Prize in 2014.
Other theatre includes: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TWELFTH NIGHT (RSC), A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH (Out of Joint/Arts Theatre), SINGLE SPIES (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Rep/UK Tour), TEDDY (Southwark Playhouse), JEFFERSON’S GARDEN, DICK WHITTINGTON (Watford Palace Theatre) and AN IDEAL HUSBAND (Chichester Festival Theatre).
TV: MIDSOMER MURDERS (Bentley/ITV), DECLINE AND FALL (Cave Bear/Tiger Aspect/BBC), AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (Mammoth/BBC) and CASUALTY (BBC).

Artistic Team
Sasha Wilson, Sam Jenkins-Shaw, Jospeh Prowen, Joseph Cullen

Press & Reviews

Live Theatre UK

A strong debut production from a fledgling theatre company.

London Theatre 1

★★★★ The epitome of meta-theatre!

Theatre Weekly

★★★★ [Leaves you] wishing school history lessons had been as enthralling as this.

London Pub Theatres

★★★★ An unorthodox delight.