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Jack The Ripper’s London - London Bridge

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JACK the Ripper’s London, a promenade, interactive recreation of a Whitechapel street, continues at London Bridge until Sunday, August 5, 2012, with special anniverary performances on the very dates Jack the Ripper claimed his victims – August 8, September 8, September 30 and November 9.

Crow Theatre Actors transport you to the East End streets of London 1888 in a specially converted tunnel. You follow the story of the last victim, Mary Kelly, and her turbulent relationship with her boyfriend.

From market place to music hall, pub to pavement, meet the vigilantes and police, share a drink with the colourful characters of the East End and maybe – just maybe – follow the footsteps of the illusive and infamous Jack the Ripper.

Contained within an original 19th Century archway below the rumble of London Bridge trains, enjoy the songs of Victorian London and the dances of bygone Music Halls.

This unique and new arts space is the perfect location to re-­visit the smoggy streets of Victorian London. With original exposed brickwork and a licensed bar, this labyrinth of tunnels hides a surprise around every corner.

Crow Theatre have designed Jack the Ripper’s London around factual events from 1888. More than telling the story of Jack the Ripper, the piece is an opportunity to bring our cultural heritage to life and experience history. The company are offering participation opportunities for local school children and have developed appropriate tasks for school trip groups and younger members of the audience.

These stimulate learning and encourage them to engage with the set, the cast and the experience as a whole, discovering secrets of the past to help them complete their worksheets.

Crow Theatre have created a show that crosses generations and will entertain and inform all ages from 11 upwards. Jack the Ripper’s London is not only an educational tool for school and youth groups, but also an engaging and inspiring experience.

Tickets: £12 – available at www.seetickets.com/. Customers not holding tickets can call on the day to check availability and/or arrive 15 minutes early to purchase from the tour guide.

Performances

Wednesday, July 25 at 12pm and 3pm.
Thursday, July 26 at 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.
Friday, July 27 at 12pm and 3pm.
Saturday, July 28 at 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.
Sunday, July 29 at 12pm and 3pm.
Wednesday, August 1 at 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.
Thursday, August 2 at 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.
Friday, August 3 at 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.
Saturday, August 4 at 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.
Sunday, August 5 at 12pm and 3pm.

Meeting Point: Exit London Bridge Station at Tooley Street exit, turn left and meet outside Number 1 London Bridge, at the stone spike, next to Evans Cycles.

For more information visit www.crowtheatre.co.uk/.