'Early in the morning of September 1, Mary Ann Nichols was murdered under circumstances of a most revolting character.' After this immersive experience directed by Natasha Campbell of Crow Theatre, taking the audience deep into Victorian London, it's as if I knew her.
From London Bridge tube, we move to an undisclosed location. I would have enjoyed a little more background information en route – but we soon nip into an old railway tunnel, and are plunged into a Whitechapel street in the 1880s. Ladies and gents mingle among us, eyeing our bags ('It's unfair what they say about Dorset Street,' says one, 'we're good people'). Flat caps and silk scarves are bartered over; veg is sold at a 'penny a pound'. And in a busy pub, Mary and her friends argue over whether to go out that night.
Campbell's production is thick with drama and authenticity. The East End boozer is raucously realistic, and as Campbell's cast mutter among us, we begin to grow anxious for them – even if we don't quite reach their own level of fear.
The show connects us palpably with the past; it's much better than a trip to the London Dungeon.
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A truly unique event for London , bags of atmosphere in a Dickensian underworld right under London Bridge Station & only yards from the Shard. A must see!
Amazing the pub was great and all the actors made me and my wife feel like we where really there and cant wait to see it again with my mates.
This show was just so much fun. Already have my tickets for a second showing as i'm taking some friends :)
BRILLIANT. It makes you feel you are back in 1888 london.The atmosphere in the Ten Bells pub is awesome. The interaction with the cast is great,10 times better than sitting in a theatre just watching. I went to see the show on saturday night,and i can't stop talking about it,and telling people to go and see it...A big well done to all. Thank you for a great night.
Awesome, went sceptical thinking it was going to be a bit naff! How wrong could I have been!!! Brilliant! Going to go back with a group of friends. Well done to everyone, fab show!
went to see jack the ripper london on sat night. what a great night. in the tunnel, very 1888.the actors were brilliant and the atmosphere in the pub was so good you realy think you have been transported to 1888.got to go again with my friend. something different for a change,it was brilliant.
I went to this today (Sunday) and it's fantastic! Much more fun than a lot of the other attractions in this part of London. It's a bit of a tour followed by an immersive theatre experience that recreates the time and places where you would have found Jack the Ripper. The actors are all brilliant and the things that go bump in the night made me jump out of my skin! On other nights they said that the pub they've built is serving beer and stuff and has a good singalong music hall vibe after the show has finished. We're planning on going back to an evening show just to get into the pub afterwards as it was so much fun!