Scottish Premiere in May 1999
“Lizzie Borden took an axe,
gave her mother forty whacks,
when the job was nicely done,
she gave her father forty-one”
TheatreFusion’s first production was the Scottish Premiere of this chilling play, which looks at the story of the infamous axe-murderess Lizzie Borden.
But was she really guilty?
- Cumbernauld Theatre, 28th-29th May 1999
- East Kilbride Arts Centre, 2nd-3rd June 1999
- Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, 4th-6th June 1999
Writer Sharon Pollock | Director Shaun McLaren | Stage Manager Shaun McLaren | Asst Stage Manager Mark MacGregor | Lighting / Sound Bruce Downie/Simon Capes | Photography Henriikka Clarkeburn | Programme Thomas Gemmell | Poster/Artwork Irwin Stuart Design
Miss Lizzie/ Bridget Karen MacLeod | Actress/Lizzie Borden Beth Marshall | Abigail Borden Deborah Cannon Carmichael | Emma Borden Abigail Gemmell | Andrew Borden John Gordon | Harry Alan Bryant | Dr Patrick Thomas Gemmell | Defence Shaun McLaren
The Scotsman : Beth Marshall turns in a commanding, haunting, infinitely watchable performance… strong support from Deborah Cannon-Carmichael.
Excellent production which held the audience riveted throughout…
Production was wonderful, choice of play intriguing…
Very powerful acting, very gripping.
This production was proudly sponsored by The Canadian High Commission.