"A rocking cast"
-London Theatre-

"A stunning cast"
-The Stage-

"Best original rock musical"
-Broadway World-

Sorry, Murder Ballad closed on 03 Dec 2016

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About the show

Love, desire and obsession all lie at the heart of this electric new musical that set New York alight and arrived in London’s West End this October at the Arts Theatre.

Musical mega star Kerry Ellis takes the lead role of Sara, an uptown girl with a downtown past, who is caught up in a love triangle with two fellow New Yorkers, Tom and Michael.

This situation is normally complicated enough, but with three characters who have not quite got what they’ve wanted from life, it becomes all the more desperate and deadly. Would you risk everything for the one that got away?

Written by the critically acclaimed Julia Jordan and with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Juliana Nash, Murder Ballad boasts a vibrant mix of indie rock tunes unlike anything on the West End today.

Based on the tradition of ‘murder ballads’ – cautionary musical tales about the darker aspects of life – this musical is anything but traditional. Revelling in the atmosphere of New York’s underworld and fuelled by passion and obsession, it is unsurprising that with a title like Murder Ballad this is one musical bound to end in tragedy. The only question that remains, is whose?

Kerry Ellis is also be joined in Murder Ballad by Ramin Karimloo, who is much loved for his roles as Jean Valjean in various productions of Les Miserable, as well as his leading roles in Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies. Murder Ballad also stars Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Norman Bowman in supporting roles.

Murder Ballad arrived at the Arts Theatre in the London West End this autumn, with previews having started on the 29th September 2016.

Who Should See It?

Murder Ballad is the perfect opportunity for fans of Kerry Ellis to see the star take on a new and exciting role. It is also the perfect musical for anyone wanting to see something a bit darker and grittier than the usual West End norms.

Please note - 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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Playing at

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
Seating Plan

Arts Theatre seating plan

Booking period

29th Sep 2016

12th Aug 2022

3rd Dec 2016

Running time

90 minutes (no interval)


Ages 16+ (violence & sexual scenes)