On Wednesday 3rd April, MDG staff attended a night at the English National Opera’s Coliseum Theatre, seeing Jack the Ripper: Women of Whitechapel. Our CEO, Harry Brunjes, is also chairman of the ENO – thank you Harry for the wonderful experience!
It’s a brand new opera by English composer Iain Bell
Following his critically acclaimed In Parenthesis, Bell’s Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel comes to the London Coliseum for the World Premiere.
The opera, with a libretto by Emma Jenkins, explores the relationships of the disadvantaged women who are drawn together during the Ripper’s murderous reign. The eponymous Ripper never appears on the stage in human form. Instead, he is personified by ‘the darkness’, a feeling which swallows up the stage as the victims are about to meet their demise.
Suzanne: It was a rare treat to be able to visit the Coliseum Theatre to see this production of Jack The Ripper – Women of Whitechapel, the production and the skill of the performers was really impactful and the terror the women must have been feeling was tangible. What A Night At The Opera.Back to Latest News