Murderess or Innocent dupe?
Evil Mary Blandy the calculating killer of her poor father… or was she? Mary was one of Henley’s most infamous scandals, one which rocked the nation. She murdered her father slowly and agonisingly by giving him arsenic and all to get her hands on his money. We know Mary poured the powder into his tea and broth, but were her hands really being operated by her malevolent lover with his eyes on her dowry? In 1752 Oxford Crown Court decided it was her and she was hanged. But what would we say now? This play looks again at the evidence, hears again the witnesses, but puts a 21st century filter on it and you, the audience, will be the jury. Was she guilty or was she so lovesick that she had no choice? You decide!
Proceeds in aid of the Chiltern Centre
Date & Time: Tuesday 5th April 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
Running time: 120 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)
This production is kindly supported by leading law firm Blandy & Blandy, which has offices at 24 Thameside. The firm’s own roots in Henley date back to the early 18thCentury, when Blandy House on Hart Street was home to local solicitor and town clerk Francis Blandy. Please visit www.blandy.co.uk for further information.
Magoo’s is celebrating 22 years at 22 Hart Street Henley in 2022. and are proud to be sponsoring Mary Blandy: A Retrial.
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