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


Elin Pritchard (Mary Kelly), Josephine Barstow (Maud), Lesley Garrett (Catherine Eddowes), Miranda Bevin (Polly Nichols), Hazel Croft (Anie Chapman), Claire Pascoe (Liz Stride)


Music: Iain Bell
Producer(s): English National Opera, Opera North
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Director: Daniel Kramer
Design: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting: Paul Anderson
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Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0119086943. Details of all Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0682002116

Archive Listings

18 Nov 20Theatre Royal
11 Nov 20The Lowry
Greater Manchester

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