Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

‘An incredible feat… Leaves no stone unturned ★★★★’ – LondonTheatre1

‘It is impossible not to catch their infectious enthusiasm’ – A Younger Theatre

‘The movements the cast create are arresting’ – The Upcoming

Worcestershire, 1943: Four boys find a human skull hidden in a tree. Police then discover the partial skeleton of a female. Despite countless enquiries, the woman cannot be identified. Until the messages appear.

Tracing a case that has baffled investigators for 70 years, Pregnant Fish have been given access to police documents in order to solve this murder on stage.

A mystery that stretches from Birmingham to Berlin, from Nazi spy rings to witchcraft, this is the perfect show for fans of ‘Making a Murderer’, ‘My Favourite Murder’ and other True Crime.

Supported by Worcester Archives and Archaeology Service.


Creative Team

Written by Leah Francis and Tom Drayton from archival sources.

Directed by Tom Drayton.

Performed by Tori Brazier, Bibi Francis, Leah Francis, Patrick McHugh and Hannah Tate.

Music by the Dagen-Smiths.