Murder Ballads

Theatre (cabaret, musical theatre)

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  • Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Lime Studio
  • 23:10
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The B Collective
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Murder Ballads is adapted from the 1995 album of the same name by cult artist Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. A hybrid of theatre, music and cabaret, the show’s four actor/musicians transport you to O’Malley’s Bar in the town of Millhaven, 1882, in the wildest part of the old Wild West. Weaving Cave’s outrageous songs into a darkly comic narrative, the performers take you through stories of betrayals, blood baths and bar brawls. Expect an evening full of laughter, horror, top-notch music and one of the highest death counts you'll ever experience at the theatre!

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sarah smith 88 days ago

Wow! Wow! Wow! This show is awesome!! I wasn't familiar with the Nick Cave album but that didn't matter. This is a fast paced show. Totally mesmerising and performed with a crazy intensity with added humour. Definitely the pick of the Fringe for me!!

Paul 88 days ago

A fantastic whirlwind of music and storytelling, they grab your attention right at the start and they never let you go. All four actors bring their a game and the direction is superb would thoroughly reccommend to anyone.

Glenda and Ian 88 days ago

Ian is a big big Nick Cave fan and I was waiting to be convinced. I am now a total convert. These guys are brilliant, incredibly energetic and perfect timing. Also rather scary, go see them if you can.

Debra Gold 89 days ago

Excellent and original show - great fun and performers wonderfully sinister!

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Miro Magazine (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

Driven by its character performances, if traditional in its content, Murder Ballads promises to be an hour of irreverent, late-night fun. [...] a show designed to cater to that very, very specific need within all of us: the cowboy cabaret. Based on the 1996 album of the same name by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, this cabaret adaption goes all out in bringing its fruitful source material to life.

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British (4/5 stars) 86 days ago

If you are looking for something a little different this Fringe, this is a production for you, energetically performed by a talented quartet.

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

Murder Ballads, is in many ways the best thing about this show. Smyth sits upstage, an old Wild Western grandpa muttering under his breath and strumming away on the guitar. What an image for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 1996 album, which details a series of gruesome and passionate...

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