VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From30th March 2019
To12th April 2019
WhenMar19 30, Apr19 3,5,8,10,12 at 19:30
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Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper: The Women of WhitechapelT1621505933
A disadvantaged group of working-class women are drawn together in their determination to survive the murderous terror that stalks London's Whitechapel in 1888. Iain Bell's new opera explores powerful themes of community and women struggling against the odds, posing questions about the hypocritical attitudes of 'respectable' society. The mythic status of the unidentified serial killer is addressed through a refreshingly modern lens, which speaks to us over a century later. With vocal and orchestral writing that always packs an emotional punch, Bell's score features music that is mercurial and explosive one moment and heart-wrenchingly beautiful the next.
Music Iain Bell

Archive :: production:T1621505933, opera or operetta:S0682002116, venue:V376

Production details

World Premiere. Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage.


Producer English National Opera
Producer Opera North
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Director Daniel Kramer
Design Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Paul Anderson
Performer Claudia Boyle (Mary Kelly)
Performer Josephine Barstow (Maud)
Performer Janis Kelly (Polly Nichols)
Performer Marie McLaughlin (Annie Chapman)
Performer Susan Bullock (Liz Stride)
Performer Lesley Garrett (Catherine Eddowes)
Performer William Morgan (Writer)
Performer Alex Otterburn (Squibby)
Performer Alan Opie (The Pathologist)
Performer Robert Hayward (Commissioner of Police)
Performer Nicky Spence (Sergeant Johnny Strong)
Performer James Cleverton (The Photographer)

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