Lonely Hearts

Workshop production of a new musical by Geoff Page

9 to 10  May, 2014 – Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Cambridge

“My story is a love story. But only those tortured by love can know what I mean…”

….So proclaimed the condemned Martha Beck as she was executed along with her partner, Raymond Fernandez, in New York on 8 March, 1951.  But what drove this couple, who had met just four years earlier, to lure women through lonely hearts ads to their beds and to their deaths?  

Based on a true story, Lonely Hearts explores the age old themes of love, jealousy and violence in an intriguing and thought provoking new chamber musical by Cambridge composer Geoff Page.


  • Cat Nicol as Martha Beck
  • Martin Prest as Raymond Fernandez
  • Directed by Mhari Gallagher
  • Musical Direction by Geoff Page
  • Set Design by Sophie Price
  • Lighting Design by Ian Bruno
  • Production Photographs by Timothy Winn

Production Photographs