Genreswap AU - Whitechapel as a West End show
Playwright Ed Buchan is working on a masterpiece. Known in the theatre world for his hard-hitting, serious dramas, a critic describing him as “boring and predictable” sparks a decision to radically change direction – but to what?
Struggling to come up with a new and original concept, Ed’s life is suddenly turned upside down when he unwittingly becomes involved in a murder case. With the police asking questions and a killer on the loose, Ed finds he has more inspiration than he’d bargained for. The only problem is how to turn it from something serious into a fresh and life-affirming piece of theatre.
Enter a young DI struggling to prove himself, an experienced sergeant with a trusting yet dysfunctional team on his side, and a familiar series of murders the whole family can sing along to. It’s the perfect set-up for Ripper: the Musical!