Ghosts of Whitechapel

Co-written by Chris Brickhouse, "Ghosts of Whitechapel" is a well-researched but fictionalized account of the five women who have been known in history only as "Jack the Ripper's victims." Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Catherine Eddowes, Elizabeth Stride and Mary Jane Kelly are ready to speak from beyond the grave and ask you to consider the lives they led instead of simply the deaths...
Co-written by Chris Brickhouse, "Ghosts of Whitechapel" is a well-researched but fictionalized account of the five women who have been known in history only as "Jack the Ripper's victims." Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Catherine Eddowes, Elizabeth Stride and Mary Jane Kelly are ready to speak from beyond the grave and ask you to consider the lives they led instead of simply the deaths they suffered.

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Ghosts of Whitechapel

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  • Olivia Lilley:
    8 Jun. 2020
    Kate's writing is fresh, action packed, and manages to really fuse the personal and political. An inventive concept crescendos to a surprising and very satisfying ending. This may appear to be a period piece but it is alive as hell. If you're looking for a play about intersectional feminism, crime dramas, and ghosts, look no further. Murder mystery podcast enthusiasts, get on this.
  • Ross Compton:
    10 May. 2020
    For whatever reason, we are pretty obsessed with serial killers. Making a Murderer's massive success broadcasts this fact loud and clear. That's one of reasons why this play is so refreshing. It dares to take the focus away from Jack the Ripper and instead aim its sights onto the eponymous ghosts, giving those women a voice, and in a way, their lives back. It's a sometimes surprisingly funny and consistently empowering script that you should read now.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    10 Mar. 2020
    It feels like stories about sex workers have been part of theatre since the beginning of the mediums formation but never before have these women been given the agency over their own stories like this. A play that looks back at a horrible moment in history yet very much speaks to our current true crime obsessed society. Women like the ones in this play have for too long faced two deaths. The first being of their physical being and the second of their memory. For too long we have let men tell their stories and paint them as just victims.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Rhinofest
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    2020
  • Reading
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    self-produced
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    2019