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The Roses of Whitechapel

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Spontaneous Productions in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP presents:

A staged reading of Jonathan Kaufman and Martin Stiff’s acclaimed play.

London’s East End, 1888. Terror is stalking Whitechapel’s streets and for the frightened women who become its victims, their lives are about to reach their gruesome end. But these women have tales to tell, as one by one, they share their histories, turning the tables on the cipher that is Jack the Ripper…

First staged to critical acclaim at the Brockley Jack Theatre in 2000 and successfully revived in 2010 at the Greenwich Playhouse and The Lion & The Unicorn Pub Theatre, Kentish Town, Jonathan Kaufman and Martin Stiff’s play celebrates its 21st birthday this year. Now Spontaneous Productions reunites several members of its original casts for a semi-staged rehearsed reading over two evenings.

“An insightful piece of work that is as much a history lesson as entertainment.” (South London Press)

Two nights only.

Covid information: We are very aware that government guidelines may change before performances are due to begin, in which case we will be following advice and may request audience members to wear face-coverings and observe reasonable social distancing measures.

Credits

Written by JONATHAN KAUFMAN and MARTIN STIFF
Produced and directed by JONATHAN KAUFMAN
Costumes by JACKIE POULETT
Lighting and sound design by JONATHAN KAUFMAN
Music by ERIK SATIE (1888)
Graphic design JULIE BENNETT

Cast

ANNIE ALDINGTON as Annie Chapman
KEITH CHANTER as Jack
KATE BARRY as Mary Jane Kelly
KAREN POWELL as Kate Eddowes
JODYANNE RICHARDSON as Polly Nichols
SAMANTHA SMITH as Liz Stride

Book tickets

In person: Kirkdale Bookshop – 272 Kirkdale, Sydenham SE26 4RS
By phone: (Kirkdale Bookshop) 020 8778 4701
Online: booking closes 30 minutes before start time, but tickets may still be available on the door.

SAT 20 NOVEMBER 2021 – SUN 21 NOVEMBER 2021 at The Sydenham Centre
Show(s) at 8pm
Show lasts approximately 2 hours incl. interval, suitable for over-16s.