Grindstone in association with the King’s Head Theatre present the world premier of
Music by Sonnie beckett and Joe Morrow. Produced by Grindstone. Directed by Hannah Kaye.
“This is the story of five women, whose names, unlike Jack’s, I am sure you have all forgotten...”
Following a hugely successful showcase at the world famous St Paul’s Actors Church, Covent Garden in April, RIP has been snapped up by the prestegious King’s Head Theatre for a run throughout July 2013. With only eight performances be sure not to miss out. Preview 30th June, 7:15 p.m. Press night 1st July, 7:15 p.m. Evenings 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, and 21st July, 7:15 p.m. Matinee 21st July, 3:00 p.m.
Who was Jack the Ripper? It’s a question that has gone unanswered for 125 years and, in all probability, will remain unanswered. In recent years there have been many attempts to stage plays and musicals about Jack the Ripper, some more successful than others, but none have ever done it quite like this.
Whitechapel, 1888. The most infamous serial killer of all time has brutally murdered five women. Their mutilated bodies lie in a cold morgue ready for dissection and their souls remain in perpetual limbo as they witness their own post-mortems and desperately wait for justice to prevail.
Police surgeons, Dr Phillips and Dr Bond, guide us through this world of secrets, where no stone is left unturned!
Told through song and taken from the writings of the people who knew these women best, RIP will have you clinging to your seats and singing all the way home.
This raw piece of new British theatre features a strong ensemble cast, mostly consisting of up and coming young actresses, is written by a woman, directed by a woman and finally gives a voice to the women in the Ripper story that so often get over looked.
If you are missing BBC's 'Ripper Street' or you like a gritty musical this is the show for you. Be sure not to miss out.
The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN
Box Office: 02074780160 or online at www.kingsheadtheatre.com
For more information, interviews and images, please contact:
Sonnie Beckett on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07794291446