WHITECHAPEL MURDERS by Thomas Gemmell -
THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS by Thomas Gemmell -September 2006/2007
BRITANNIA PANOPTICON MUSIC HALL, Thursday 20th September - Saturday 22nd September 2007
7.30pm with Saturday Matinee at 2pm.
Tickets: £8/£6 (under 16s) from Les Morss 01968 660388/Ann Smith 01968 660727 or visit
As above plus:
"The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack", from the play, has been performed many times by Jane Dunbar, who appeared as Catherine Eddowes in the premiere production.
ABOUT THE PLAY
World Premiere during Glasgow's Merchant City Festival 2006
The Whitechapel Murders is a powerful new theatrical event from TheatreFusion.
Striking monologues from each of the victims and the policeman in charge of the case help humanise the mystery of the Whitechapel Murders, while strong ensemble work creates an exciting docu-drama which takes the audience back in time to the dimly lit London streets.
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Due to the subject matter, we suggest that The Whitechapel Murders would not be suitable for children under 14 years.
Read more about The Whitechapel Murders:
hit… despite its dark subject matter the play is a pleasant mix of the grim
and humorous. Well written, with good use of both live musical accompaniment
(piano and cello) and projected images… good performances with some nice
well directed set pieces… with no gruesome makeup effects or stage blood
this won't turn your stomach, but will stimulate your brain”
production was simply wonderful, the cast were outstanding - please, can we
aspect, especially the strength of the cast was superb... I do hope this
version plays again - I understand there are other tiny Victorian venues all
over the UK... Don't let this production be lost - it should run and
professional, donation certainly value for money"
stimulating... it takes a lot to beat live theatre, I wish you every success
in future productions"
performances by all actors"
definitely recommend to friends/family... We'd like to thank the whole company
for an excellent evening, including the musicians who added to the
was my first time attending a play in this theatre and I was very impressed
with the production which I highly recommend. The programme was good, the
story was well told with help of visual information. I think the atmosphere of
the theatre added to the drama. Because of the seating arrangements and size
of the venue the audience were totally absorbed in the story telling and the
actors conveyed the helplessness of the characters which left the audience
sympathetic to their plight. I normally attend comedy and variety theatre
productions at the Kings but will definitely visit this theatre again"
acting was fantastic"
just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the production of The Whitechapel
Murders, the beautiful setting, the superb cast ... I loved the old fashioned
style sweets and lemonade - a really nice touch"