The Unfortunate

Written by Ben Tanner

April 2020

Directed by Ben Tanner

AuthorBen Tanner

PlayThe Unfortunate

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 play contains adult themes. Age restriction 12+

The Bench Production

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This play will be staged at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre (formerly Havant Arts Centre), East Street Havant - Bench Theatre's home since 1977.



Director Ben Tanner
Producer David Penrose
Stage Manager David Penrose
Assistant Stage Manager
Lighting and Sound Design
Lighting Operation
Sound Operation
Set Design
Programme Editor


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