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Direct from sell-out runs Off-Broadway, the West End première of hot new musical Murder Ballad stars Wicked leading lady Kerry Ellis and promises to be the most sensational show you’ll see all year.

A gritty tale of illicit love, Murder Ballad is the story of three New Yorkers caught in a secret love triangle that threatens to destroy them all. Torn between her dependable husband and her dangerous ex, Sara’s adulterous love affair is becoming more and more intense. She wants out, but actions have consequences. The murder ballad has started to play …

A sung-through and immersive rock musical by award-winning playwright Julia Jordan and singer-songwriter Juliana Nash, Murder Ballad is an ingenious and thrilling mix of punchy rock songs, pulpy storytelling, razor-sharp lyrics and irresistible theatrics.

A fearless and self-assured new musical about lust, love and betrayal as well as the complexities of modern relationships, Murder Ballad took New York by storm when it opened in 2013. Now on its way to London’s Arts Theatre starring the supremely talented Kerry Ellis, tickets to this explosive new musical won’t hang around for long.

Critic Reviews

2 reviews Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Norman Bowman create a display of vocal fireworks..
28 Oct 2016
Murder Ballad is the best original rock musical London has seen in a long while.
28 Oct 2016

Customer Reviews

61 reviews
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8 Dec 2016

I did not know much about this show but with Kerry Ellis in it I had to go. The cast were all brilliant singers and performers but she was an absolute star. It was so impressive to run straight through and deliver such a high quality performance. I really liked the style and rocky edge to the music. I would recommend this to everyone.

Lizzy M
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6 Dec 2016

Unfortunately this show wasn't great. The actors were fantastic but the storyline was poor and some of the lyrics cringeworthy. The ending left me thinking there was a second half - but then the curtain call came. It didn't seem like the end of the story, but I was glad to get away. I considered it pretty bad value for the ticket price - and I'd got a discounted ticket!

Sam Phillips
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5 Dec 2016

Excellent performances, lots of dramatic action, and really enjoyed the simple but clever staging. I was impressed by the way west end stars such as Karimloo can turn their talents to metal music. However, the combination in genres of musical and metal rock didn't work for me and the vocal style of sustained non vibrato notes was sometimes painful to endure. 80 minutes was long enough for this kind of show but it was genuinely impressive and hats off to the stars as it doesn't stop once it's started!

martin hopkin
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4 Dec 2016

You enter into the small dark intimate Arts theatre and you are greeted by the solitary figure of the narrator ( Victoria Hamilton-Barrritt ) waiting to take on a journey of emotion, love and betrayal. You are waiting for 4 people to take you on the Murder Ballad journey. You have fantastic performances from all 4 people in the show with Kerry Ellis as Sara, the female part of the love triangle, who's great performance from the carefree girl about town who is seduced by the barman, falls in love with mister reliable and is then tempted back to an affair with the now bar owner. show a fantastic ranges emotions and singing. We then have the other 2 points of the triangle Ramin Karimloo ( Tom, bar owner) and Norman Bowman ( Michael, the husband). Both of these give superb performances with the full range of emotions shown off greatly in their vocal ranges from happy to sad or joy to anger another 2 great performance. All of these are held together with the show stopping vocal performance of Victoria Hamilton-Barritt who tell the tale excellently as the narrator with all the dark, sultry of the woman scorned, with all the subtle hints that she maybe dangerous if pushed too far. Overall a fantastic performance by all concerned. A gripping show from start to finish an 80 minute masterpiece.

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4 Dec 2016

Really great show , excellently executed all round ...couldn't fault the performers , they were amazing ...was very dissapointed not to have been able to buy a programme ! ...'why " .? ...not any to buy ......also the edge of the stage was really built up which gave viewing impossible from the first two rows , I was in the third row which was just about ok but incredibly aching neck having to stretch up to see ...sat on my coat in the end which helped a little ....


When is it showing


84 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after booking


Please note Kerry Ellis will not be performing on the below dates and times: 07/10 5pm 14/10 5pm 21/10 5pm 28/10 5pm 04/11 5pm 11/11 5pm 16/11 8pm 17/11 8pm 02/12 5pm


1 hour 30 - straight through

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print this voucher and bring it to the Box Office. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

Suitable For Children

Warning! 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.

When Can I Go

30th September - 3rd December 2016 Monday - Saturday: 20:00 evening performance Friday and Saturday: 17:00 late matinee performance

Where Do I Go

Arts Theatre : 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H7JB NEAREST TUBE: LEICESTER SQUARE. Take the Cambridge Circus exit (Exit 3). The theatre is the first street on the right.