Amy Jo Halliday as Mrs. Ratkin

Characters

CHESTER TALBOT
The reporter sent to cover the story, only to discover that it may be linked to his own past.

MARY KELLY
A prostitute who falls in love with Chester, until she starts to suspect him of the crimes.

MRS. RATKIN

The magician and proprietor of the PennyWise Music Hall, where the prostitutes work and much of the action takes place.

JOHN PIZER (a.k.a. WILLY RATKIN)
A patron hiding incognito at the PennyWise for a crime he knows he didn’t commit, who soon becomes a suspect in the killings

KATE EDDOWES
The star performer who longs for legitimacy, both on stage, and with her lover, Eddie, the bartender

EDDIE
The bartender who loves Kate but has eyes for every woman in the East End.

LONG LIZ
The woman who would rather blackmail Eddie than have him end up with Kate.

SARAH TALBOT
Chester’s sister, who has been missing since a fateful trip on a train to Glasgow a year earlier.

SERGEANT NEILL
Head of the Whitechapel district who turns a blind eye to the killings to avoid his own embarrassment.

And a host of tradesmen, bobbies, prostitutes, reporters and patrons of the PennyWise.