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Jack the Ripper
Book and Lyrics by Ron Pember & Denis De Marne
Music by Ron Penber

18th to 21st March 2015,
Woodside Hall, Hitchin

Despite the title this is not a heavy, dark and sinister musical. On the contrary it is an atmospheric commentary rather than an historical re-enactment, recreating in a light-hearted and comic way the story of the East End murders which took place in 1888.

This bawdy and entertaining show was written in 1974 by Ron Pember and Denis de Marne and is set in the run-down and squalid East End of Victorian London.  This catchy and evocative tale weaves its way between the streets of Whitechapel and the local fun-filled Music Hall - The Steam Packet - where the artistes and Music Hall audience provide the melodrama.

It is packed with memorable chorus numbers and superb ballads and even comes up with a possible solution to the eternal question - Who was Jack the Ripper?

Production Team
Director: Edith Pratt
Musical Director: Keith Crook
Choreographers: Sarah Bailes

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 Cast List:
Marie Kelly Nicola Niles
Lizzie Stride Lynne Leggatt
Annie Chapman Judith Coen
Polly Anne Nicolls Charlotte Platten
Liza Pearl Sue Rayner
Martha Tabram Caroline Christofi
Catherine Edwards Holly Ann Böhme
Frances Coles Sarah Bailes
Chairman Ian Hamilton
Montague Druitt Cliff Francis
Daniel Mendoza Mike Roberts
Dinky Nine-Eights Iain Fishpool
Bluenose Stack Graham Garley
Slop Wallace Mark Savage
Lord Overcoat Paul Adams
Police Sergeant Coles Mike Barker
Policeman Iain Fishpool, Graham Garley, Mark Savage

Judith Harrison,
son Hudson,
Kevin Hudson,
Pat Staff,
Bryan Summers,
Viv Tadman

Production Photos
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