Arena Theatre will be presenting The Only Girl in the World by Glyn Maxwell, directed by Alexander Sanderson, at Bournemouth Little Theatre from 20 to 22 April and at the Mowlem, Swanage, on 6 May.
The play is about the final victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Kelly. Mary is sexy and devil-may-care, while Joseph Barnett is a steady, decent sort: just another couple struggling to keep love alive in the sordid East End of London in 1888. But a man who slaughters prostitutes, calling himself ‘Jack’, is stalking his prey by night. Set around the narrow backstreets and noisy pubs of Whitechapel, the play is based on the information collected by the police and news reporters about Mary’s life.