|"Ripper Tale proves Gripping Theatre"|
by Jon Appleton for remotegoat on 20/07/12
Crow Theatre have with "Jack the Ripper's London" created a bold, brave and bleak slice of Victorian London and filled it with a range of characters you are unlikely to find in a pub these days.
Part tour, part play, part mystery this highly imaginative and impressive piece of immersive theatre transports you back to 1888 Whitechapel as the Ripper murders are at their height.
Barrow boys hawk their wares, as do prostitutes, as lovers quarrel and the community coalesces to take on Jack in their own way.
I can't, and won't, reveal any more of what happens so as not to spoil the impact but suffice to say that Crow Theatre have set their targets high for what they want to achieve and they have reached them too.
I was at a performance with some teenagers who even declared this theatrical experience as being "better than Thorpe Park". Now that's more praise than you can ask for!
This show is a mixture of things as I've said before and I would advise you wear comfortable shoes when you come. And should you come? Hell yeah!
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