First blog post

In this post I have written a small amount on why I started this blog, and what I want out of it. Also find out more about me!

Character development: Maria Marten

Family tree: Maria was Thomas Marten and Grace Marten’s daughter, along with Ann, also known as Nancy, and George. Grace died just after her 9th birthday, and Maria took on a motherly role. Maria was involved with three men in her life time, falling pregnant with all three. The first was Thomas Corder, William Corder’s…

Maria Marten: personal portrayal

Maria was always the person within the story that sunk into the background when I read into The Red Barn Murder, William Corder seemed to take the limelight: most interesting for sure. Or the fact Ann could have been involved somehow made Ann become more exciting than Maria. But then I realised that that was…

Rehearsal weeks 4- present

There were many weeks that I was only needed for for a day during the week, and I must admit there were times I wasn’t able to make it. Unfortunately I was having lots of family problems at the same time, and was very much struggling with balancing going from Coventry to Northampton and back…

Set design- Is Execution Done on Corder?

The story of Is Execution done on Corder is set in The Red Barn- which naturally the route of having the stage barn themed in some way develops without much thought. When I think of a barn I think of straw and hay bales, wood and a lot of small details- rope about the place,…

The Red Barn Murder History & our version

History The story of the red barn murder: The small village of Polstead, Suffolk, England, was home to two lovers Maria Marten and William Corder, and also to the notorious Red Barn Murder. The two had arranged to meet at The Red Barn, a local landmark, before both eloping to Ipswich dressed in boys clothes….

Marketing and Social Media for Orbis Theatre

This was the main role within the company, and something I was very proud of building up. After having done an add-vantage course of creative enterprise with the university, I really started to take a massive interest in business, and how much social media can help to grow something. Having parents who own a shop…

Interview

I think that our interview went well- although I certainly can get carried away with talking lots (maybe its because I’ve barely been able to have conversations over lockdown). We spoke about a lot of things, but I’m going to break it into sections to make it easier to talk about. The beginning of Orbis…

Character profiles: Ann Marten

Family tree: Ann was the second wife of Thomas Marten. She bore him several children, although already had children of her own before marrying Thomas. She became Maria, Ann (Nancy) and George’s step mother, although only being a couple of years older than Maria. Type of person they are: In portrayals in previous things (such…

Orbis Theatre Peer showings

For our peer showings we went first, which was good as I was so nervous and could therefore get it over and done with and enjoy everyone else’s work. I thought it went pretty well, except James hitting the drum so hard it broke (which I had already warned him about!). However, we got really…

Character profiles: William Corder

Family tree: William Corder was one of three, the youngest son to a yeoman farmer (although it has also been written he was a prosperous tenant farmer). His brothers and his father all died within the space of eighteen months, leaving William and his mother to run the farm on their own. He is from…