Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités


In Whitechapel, in the year 1888, where a serial-murderer is at large, we meet Josephine Butler, campaigning for the better welfare of prostitutes, General Booth of the Salvation Army, Richard Mansfield the star actor, and Inspector Abberline, who is under pressure to track down the man the newspapers call 'the Ripper.' The main story, however, concerns two pairs of young lovers - prostitute Mary Kelly and Meriweather Sim, of the Salvation Army, and Detective Constable John Beck, assigned to the Ripper case, and Rosie Walker, a housemaid friend of Mary's.
When an East-End cobbler, Jack Pizer, is arrested as a Ripper suspect, everyone wants to know - have they got the right man?

Quelques commentaires

The musical at the creation was criticised for its indeterminate style: is it a thriller? or a social commentary on prostitution? Or a satire about the media? a romance? or a black comedy? It was described as a mish-mash of intentions. The score included some reworked versions of established music hall songs, and with considerable doubling among the cast, the show was diffuse and sometimes confusing.


Historique du musical



Textes disponibles on-line

Aucun livret ou texte de chanson disponibles pour le moment

Pour en savoir plus

Aucun dossier informatif complémentaire concernant 1888.


Versions du musical

Versions majeures de 1888

Mais aussi, quelques versions régionales ou mineures, ... de 1888


Multimedia on-line

Vidéos on-line

 Pas encore de video disponible pour ce spectacle


Principaux CD du musical

Liste détaillée des principaux CD


Captations du musical