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Babbacombe Lee

We're revisiting the case of John 'Babbacombe' Lee, the infamous Man They Couldn't Hang. Inspired by Fairport Convention's masterful 1971 album, and drawing on the songs and music created by Dave Swarbrick, we will retell the story with new arrangements, additional songs, and a fresh perspective on one of Victorian England's most notorious criminal cases, whose victim is often virtually forgotten.

Directed by Barrie Rutter (Northern Broadsides, Hull Truck, Shakespeare's Globe), musical direction by Jonny Mohun and James Fagan, new songs by Nancy Kerr, visuals by Marry Waterson, and featuring the expanded Melrose Quartet, Sam Carter and Nicola Sanderson.

Watch the trailer below: