A real ripping yarn for the Forum

Jack The Ripper A 21st Century Investigation.  Gaiety.'Trevor Marriott.
Jack The Ripper A 21st Century Investigation. Gaiety.'Trevor Marriott.
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AN UNUSUAL show devoted to arguably the world’s most famous serial killer is coming to Billingham Forum.

Jack the Ripper – A 21st Century Investigation is a two hour show hosted by Trevor Marriot, a retired British Police murder squad detective, and leading Ripper expert, where he talks about and describes his lengthy investigation and discloses the new startling results.

The show is packed with pictures from 1888 showing original crime scene photographs of the victims and the suspects together with many other original photographs from 1888 relative to the murders.

Since 2002 Trevor has been conducting a cold case investigation into The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 which were attributed to a fearsome killer who came to be known as Jack the Ripper.

For the past 125 years this mystery has captivated the imagination of people worldwide and still does today, so much so that the topic of Jack the Ripper is now included in the school curriculum for key stage three history at upper/secondary school level.

There have been over 100 books published and numerous films and television documentaries. Many have over dramatised and distorted the facts to the point that the public now accepts the fiction more readily than the facts.

Trevor believes he has completely dispelled many of the original theories which have been readily accepted as being fact for 125 years.

It was generally accepted that the killer only killed five prostitutes between August and November 1888. However Marriott uncovered other murders outside of those dates both in London and in the USA and Germany. This lead to a new suspect emerging who had never been mentioned before who had been arrested for committing a Ripper like murder in the USA.

Some of the images 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 upset or distressed.

Jack the Ripper – A 21st Century Investigation is at the Billingham Forum on Friday, June 7, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions).