Jack Sheppard’s Back

Cast 4f, 5m or more. (Audience aged 8 – 80) Music by Ian Barnett.

A musical adventure with escapology and sword play, adapted from Harrison Ainsworth’s novel Jack Sheppard, and historical records of the real character. A young carpenter’s apprentice turned thief in 18th century London, Jack becomes a popular hero because of the way he constantly outwits the corrupt thief taker, Jonathon Wild, and escapes from every jail he is put into including Tyburn. Becoming a symbol of the desire of the people to escape oppression, Jack even cheats the hangman’s noose at Tyburn.

First produced by the Tricycle Theatre, London, England in 1982. Director: Ken Chubb.

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