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By Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Steven Hewitt

Direct from London, Sydney Festival, and now Wellington, the smash-hit musical Lizzie is here to slay at Circa Theatre!

Revenge, betrayal, sex, murder! What really happened in the house of Borden?


On a sweltering summer in 1892, a wealthy businessman and his wife were found murdered in their own home. Their daughter, Lizzie Borden, was the prime suspect.


Lizzie is the punk-rock musical reimagining of the gripping true-crime case of Lizzie Borden, exploring the heady and heated events leading up to the infamous trial that became a media sensation. Brought to life by a powerhouse cast of four performers and a searing live band, Lizzie is a suspenseful, queer, and rebellious new musical laced with political depth and a mischievous sense of humour that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.


WINNER of 8 ‘Best Musical’ Awards. It would be a crime to miss this smash-hit musical!

Presented by WITCH Music Theatre

Director Ben Emerson 

Co-Director & Choreographer Greta Casey-Solly (Te Atiawa)

Music Director Hayden Taylor

Production Designer Joshua Tucker

This performance contains flashing lights, smoke effects, sudden loud noises, prop weapons, coarse language and mature themes such as sexual abuse, murder and suicidal ideation. Not suitable for young children.

10 August – 7 September
Circa Theatre

Preview 9 August

Tuesday - Thursday: 6.30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8 pm
Sunday: 4 pm
Tickets from $30 - $55
Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Music & Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer

Lyrics, Book & Additional Music by Tim Maner

Music & Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt.

Lizzie is presented by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Broadway Licensing.

Listen to 'This is not Love' from the UK tour 

Circa Theatre is dedicated to accessibility in the arts. The front row seats of Circa One can be converted into wheelchair seating at request. There is one unisex-accessible bathroom, and all facilities, including the theatre, are located at ground level. Please visit Circa Theatre’s website for more information regarding accessibility, such as parking, and the theatre’s extended accessibility programme.



“A 'tour de force' of musical theatre”

– North West End UK


Winner of 8 'Best Musical' Awards.


Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards


“Must see show [...] an absolute banger..”

– Sydney Morning Herald




Auditions for the upcoming production of Lizzie are now closed for registration. All roles are paid and receive a co-op share of box-office profit as well as a rehearsal fee.

Click the button below to explore the character breakdown, production schedule, and more information about auditions for Lizzie.

To submit your audition, please register your self-tape and audition form, found on the auditions page linked below.

Wellington in-person callbacks will be held.

  • Friday 21 January 6pm – 8pm

  • Saturday 22 January 8:30pm - 10pm

  • Saturday 27 January 6pm - 9pm

Final casting is not contingent on receiving a callback.

Self-tape submissions will be accepted until Sunday, 7 January, 11:59 pm.

Please email us with any questions.

"One of the best rock score this side of Jesus Christ Superstar"


– The Stage, UK

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