Jack the Ripper


Henderson Hall, Abbots Langley, Herts
16 – 20 June 2009

Directed by Rob Milner
Musical Direction by Peter Jones

Set partly in a music hall and partly in the surrounding East End London streets and buildings, the play is a musical reconstruction of incidents relating to the East End murders which took place between August 31st and November 9th, 1888. A solution of Jack the Ripper’s identity is hinted at, but the play is an atmospheric commentary rather than an historical re-enactment, shifting between reality and artificiality, with characters representing “real” people as well as members of the music hall audience and players. Book and Lyrics by Ron Pember and Denis de Marne; Music by Ron Pember

For tickets, please call 01923 676120.

Cast List

Character Played by
Marie Kelly Emma Southorn
Dinky Nine-eights David Sutherland
Lizzie Stride/Queen Victoria Jan Taylor
Bluenose Stack Mike Bland
Annie Chapman Liz Layzell
Lord Overcoat William Coles
Polly Anne Nicholls Sophie Drake
Liza Pearl Helen Boak
Policeman 1 David Stead
Policeman 2 Rob Jarman
Martha Tabram Katherine Littler
Catherine Eddowes Jo Williams
Frances Coles Wendy Morelli
Salvationist Claire Murphy
Salvationist Lisa Morelli
Salvationist Melanie Riseam
Chairman Graham Jackson
Montague Druitt Gareth Edwards
Policeman Sergeant Coles Colin Walker
Daniel Mendoza Tim Eccleshall
Slop Wallace Ralph Williams