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Jack the Ripper - the musical

Set partly in a music hall and partly in the surrounding East End London streets and buildings, this humorous musical melodrama gives an atmospheric commentary on life at the time of the murders, which took place between August 31st and November 9th, 1888. The murder victims were all women, and the murderer became known as ‘Jack the Ripper’ because of a letter sent to Scotland Yard, apparently by the murderer. The identity of Jack the Ripper has been a mystery ever since. The street scenes in the show depict the day-to-day lifestyle of Victorian East London where the only relief from the daily grind was Saturday night at the music hall. There, everyone could enjoy singing, dancing, and satirical sketches, which enabled them to forget, albeit briefly, the terror stalking their streets. They would poke fun at their own situation and at the establishment, in particular the police, for the way they handled the murders. Even Queen Victoria was not safe from their wit and East End humour.

The show starts at 7.30pm at Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN Tickets are £12 full price, full-time students and senior citizens are £10, and are available from First Night on 01908 510452 or via their website www.1stnight.co.uk/boxoffice.php. Please note this show is not suitable for children

Stantonbury Theatre Stantonbury Arts & Leisure Stantonbury Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK14 6BN

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 and Friday 7 Jul 2017

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