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The Unfortunate

23rd April - 2nd May

Please note that this event has been rescheduled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please click here for more information.

Tickets: £12, Concessions £10

Thursday 23 April: Buy one get one half price

Bench members and friends free


London, 1888. In this fast-paced, epic play, journalist Christian Lane, is sent by his unscrupulous editor to report on the latest Jack the Ripper murder. In Whitechapel's poorest streets, he meets Isobel Prater, damned, like so many Victorian women, to live the degenerate life of an 'unfortunate'.  


Struck by Isobel's plight, Christian rejects the sensationalism of his newspaper to embark upon a crusade to reform Whitechapel, the darkest corner of the British Empire.


The Unfortunate by Ben Tanner is presented by Bench Theatre.


The play contains adult themes. Recommended age 12+