Read Reviews for the World Premiere of Iain Bell's Jack The Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

The Verdict   Read Reviews for the World Premiere of Iain Bell's Jack The Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel
 
The English National Opera production plays at the London Coliseum through April 12.
Marie McLaughlin and cast of <i>Jack the Ripper: Women of Whitechapel</i>
Marie McLaughlin and cast of Jack the Ripper: Women of Whitechapel

The doomed women of Jack the Ripper's killing spree are the focus for English National Opera's newest production, the world premiere of Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Daniel Kramer directs the opera, featuring a score by Iain Bell and a libretto by Emily Jenkins, at the London Coliseum.

The production stars Natalya Romaniw, Josephine Barstow, Susan Bullock, Lesley Garrett, Marie McLaughlin, and Janis Kelly. Rounding out the ensemble are Alan Opie, William Morgan, Alex Otterburn, Nicky Spence, James Cleverton, and Robert Hayward.

See what critics thought of the world premiere in the reviews below.

The Guardian (Andrew Clements)

The Standard (Barry Millington)

The Telegraph (Rupert Christiansen)

The Times (Richard Morrison)

The Arts Desk (David Nice)

The Stage (George Hall)

The staging, featuring sets by Soutra Gilmour and lighting by Paul Anderson, runs through April 12.

Next up from ENO is Man of La Mancha, starring Kelsey Grammar, opening April 26.

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