Millhaven, West Texas, Winter 1882. The regulars of O’Malley’s Bar gather to drink, to sing and to tell us darkly comic tales of madness, horror and death. This show is conceived as a hybrid of music theatre and cabaret, and consists of four actor-musicians.

MURDER BALLADS by Gerry Smyth is an original stage adaptation of the album of the same name recorded and released by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 1996.


For a couple of hours we really are transported to a small west Texan town in the days of the Old West. This production’s charismatic leads hold the audience throughout, while the tales linger long in the mind.” – Joe Moran, Guardian Columnist

Age Guidance: 18+