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Enjoy Jack the Ripper on an Isle of Wight getaway

Wed 27 Mar 2013

Enjoy Jack the Ripper on an Isle of Wight getaway

History and horror buffs planning a getaway to the Isle of Wight next month might like to head along to the Shanklin Theatre, where Jack the Ripper - A 21st Century Investigation is taking place.

Taking place on April 15th at 19:30 BST, the show is a two-hour modern day investigation into the notorious Whitechapel murders of the 1880s.

It draws on more a decade of research by retired British police officer Trevor Marriott and delves deeply into the case, bringing in new evidence and utilising modern day forensics and practices to piece together a new theory on this iconic figure.

Individuals of a sensitive disposition may wish to look away in parts though, as Marriott himself states: "It should be noted that some of these photographs are of a disturbing and graphic nature, which some persons may find disturbing.

"However, adequate notice is given during the show to avoid anyone becoming distressed or upset."

More than 100 books and numerous films have been published on the topic, but Marriott believes a number of key pieces of evidence have been overlooked across the years, and while most investigations centre on the murder of five prostitutes by the alleged Ripper in London, Marriott's research has led him to look farther afield.

Indeed, the show will draw on evidence from as wide as the US and Germany, with the audience able to draw their own conclusions on the true identity of the Ripper - if he even existed - at the end of the show.

Visitors to the Shanklin Theatre in April might also be tempted to check out an exhibition of the skills, strength and agility of a much-feared and often misunderstood sect of martial artists - the Shaolin monks.

Shaolin Warriors: Return of the Master is being performed on April 27th and will offer the audience the chance to witness an array of martial art talents all skilfully interwoven into a moving theatrical performance.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801563622-ADNFCR

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