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Lizzie the Musical

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

Direct from London, Sydney Festival, and now Wellington, the smash-hit musical Lizzie the Musical  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 the Musical 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 the Musical 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 Tucker-Emerson 

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

Music Director Hayden Taylor (Ngai Tahu)

Production Designer Joshua Tucker-Emerson

Lighting Designer Alex 'Fish' Fisher

Stage Manager Vanessa Woodward

Vocal Director Maya Handa Naff

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 $35 - $55
Run time: 1 hour, 30 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


Creative team


Ben Tucker-Emerson 

Director & Choreographer

Greta Casey-Solly (Te Atiawa)

Music Director

Hayden Taylor (Ngai Tahu)

Vocal Director

Maya Handa Naff


Lizzie Borden

Bailea Twomey (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Tapuika) 

Emma Borden
Jane Leonard (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine)

Alice Russell
Rachel McSweeney

Bridget 'Maggie' Sullivan

Aimée Sullivan

Swing (Lizzie Borden/Alice Russell)
Adriana Calabrese

Swing (Emma Borden/Bridget 'Maggie' Sullivan)

Jade Merematira

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


– The Stage, UK

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