• Belle & Mary

  • Stage


A brand new production about the infamous Buck Ruxton case, performed as if it was a radio play.

When several wrapped bundles containing human remains are discovered in Moffat, Scotland in 1935 a landmark police investigation begins that will eventually lead back to two women in Lancaster and to the man who killed them. Based on the true story of the murders of Isabella "Belle" Ruxton and Mary Jane Rogerson. Still regarded as one of the most shocking crimes of the last century, this infamous case of jealousy, deception and tragedy also marked a pivotal moment in forensic detection.

This brand new production explores why the notorious Buck Ruxton case is still so resonant and relevant today.

Written by Adam Z. Robinson. Directed by Martha Simon.

This show contains references to murder, domestic abuse and violence. There are also some scenes which include graphic medical and anatomical descriptions of murder victims, and scenes that some people may find upsetting. Any people under 18 attend entirely at the discretion of their parent/care-giver. 


18.00 - 14.00

Get in Touch

The Dukes,
Moor Lane,

Booking enquiries: tickets@dukeslancaster.org

General enquiries: ask@dukeslancaster.org

Box Office: 01524 598500

Opening Times

Sun: Closed

Mon - Sat: 10.30am – 4pm. Events will start at the time advertised. Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes to reduce queuing but in good time to be seated comfortably. 

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