22nd February – 12th March 2017 – Greenwich Theatre, London
Frederica Teater in association with Aria Entertainment present
the UK premiere of
The UK premiere of Lizzie, a brand new gothic rock musical came to the Greenwich Theatre in 2017 following a run at Federica Teater, Denmark.
On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend.
Lizzie is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. Lizzie is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. Lizzie is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd-Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart.
Music – Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt
Lyrics – Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner
Book – Tim Maner
Additional music – Tim Maner
Additional lyrics – Alan Stevens Hewitt
Based on an original concept by Alan Stevens Hewitt and Tim Maner
Orchestration – Alan Stevens Hewitt
LIZZIE BORDEN – BJØRG GAMST
BLEU WOODWARD – ALICE RUSSELL
EDEN ESPINOSA – EMMA I. BORDEN
JODIE JACOBS – BRIDGET SULLIVAN
DIRECTOR – SØREN MØLLER
“Production values are through the roof in this Goth Rock Opera that lends itself more to concert performance than traditional musical.” – BROADWAYBABY
“The talent of the 4 powerhouse women, the blistering score and beautifully simplistic setting makes it a night out to the theatre to die for!” – MUSICAL THEATRE MUSINGS
“This is a rock opera, as raunchy and outrageous as any good rock opera should be. As the program so aptly describes it, Sex, Axe and Rock ‘n’ Roll.” – WEST END WILMA