Lizzie borden took an axe...

Andrew Borden and his wife Abby are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4th, 1892.

Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect. 

Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them. Overnight, she becomes America's original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumour. 

Set to prairie bluegrass music, and fusing folktale, nursery rhyme and Vaudevillian horror,  “Bury the Hatchet” will settle the age-old question: Did Lizzie escape the hangman's noose? And is Andrew and Abby's blood truly on her hands?

"Worth suffering forty whacks to see."

- There Ought To Be Clowns

Previous tour of Bury the Hatchet:

13 - 14 July 2017 King’s Head Theatre

7 - 11 March 2018 VAULT Festival

3 - 4 April 2018 Theatre N16

27 April - 6 May 2018 Taliesin West, AZ USA

3 May 2018 Rosson House, AZ USA

26 July - 16 August 2018 The Hope Theatre

18 August 2018 Canary Wharf Garden Space

Bury the Hatchet is available for performances from March 2019. For more information please email

"A strong debut production from a fledgling theatre company." - Live Theatre UK

"Unlike most on the fringe scene." - The Play's The Thing

"Played at a whistlestop pace, it's a grisly story that grips." - What's On Stage

★★★★ "Engaging, hilarious, interesting and brilliantly performed, Bury the Hatchet is one of the most entertaining history lessons you’ll ever receive!" - Love London Love Culture

★★★★ "In the hands of Out Of The Forest Theatre the bloody slaughter and Lizzie's subsequent trial become an inventive and lively piece of musical theatre with nine well-composed songs delivered by three gifted actor-musicians." - Act Drop  

★★★★ "The epitome of meta-theatre!" -London Theatre 1

★★★★ [Leaves you] wishing school history lessons had been as enthralling as this." - Theatre Weekly

★★★★  "An unorthodox delight." - London Pub Theatres

 "In places it is knockabout funny, but it also seriously challenges attitudes around sexism and gender issues... and the picking, playing and singing are quite sublime." - Horror Hothouse


Photocred: (Above) Liam Bessell (Below) Reg Madison