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Martyr is a troubling play by the superb writer, Marius von Mayenburg’s, and it was brought to the stage in an intense, disturbing, production directed by Mary King, and with an ensemble of excellent senior Playbox Theatre actors.

The Company

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Ms Belford: Dani Horton

Erica White: Jesamine Dempsey

Marcus Dixon: Hayden Coward

Vicar Menrath: Katie Walsh

Benjamin Sinclair: Noah Lukehurst

Ingrid Sinclair: Kate Crowfoot

George Hansen: Ben Jeffery

Lydia Weber: Teagan Gough

Members of the cast play other roles

Directed by:

Mary King

Designs by:


Lighting Design by:

Richard Cooper

Technical Director:

Richard Cooper


Heather Riley

Production Photography:

David Fawbert Photography

Programme & Show Image:

Nikki Claire Cross

Production dates

Original run: 15th-17th November 2018

This moralistic tale of a teenager who seeks solace from adolescent confusions in the strictures of the Bible is treated without a hint of subtlety, rendering it a nightmarish narrative about the slippery nature of belief and the thin line between faith and fanaticism. Culminating in an onstage crucifixion, this production brought audiences from the comfortable and passive seat of the viewer, into an engaging arena, where perceptions of religion and belief are gravely challenged.