Lizzie the Musical at Hayes Theatre
Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks;
when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.
On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small American town, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally 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 legend.
Lizzie the Musical is a revenge tale for our times set to a score with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, The Runaways, and Hole.
Hayes Theatre Co is opening its 2022 Season with the Australian Premiere of Lizzie the Musical. Directed by Maeve Marsden, Lizzie has been dragged across the ocean and injected with political depth, dark humour and a fierce queer grunge aesthetic. Relentless, uncompromising, and brazenly camp, with a powerhouse cast of four (Marissa Sarocca, Stefanie Caccamo, Ali Calder and Sarah Ward) and a sensational 6-piece band.
Prepare to be rocked back on your heels this summer, and discover why Lizzie has transfixed, shocked and delighted audiences in over 60 cities worldwide.
13 January - 5 February 2022 at Hayes Theatre