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The Pool of Blood

A macabre musical extravaganza by the JMU @ The Liverpool Everyman

Directors David Llewellyn, Andrew Sherlock and R Merkin
Musical Director Sarah Llewellyn
Lyrics Gaynor Winstanley, Andrew Sherlock, JMU Drama students
Performed by JMU Drama & Liverpool Culture Company

A macabre musical extravaganza exploring murder and mystery stories from Liverpool, some fact, some fiction, some still unknown. One of the central stories to this production was of James Maybrick, a Liverpool cotton merchant whose diary was presented in 1992 claiming he was Jack the Ripper. His wife Florence Maybrick was convicted of his murder in 1889, she poisoned him.

Sarah is the musical director for JMU.

Review

“Dark choral harmonies merge with gloriously malevolent, toe-tapping tunes in this blood-curdling rock opera cabaret.” Gaynor Wright, Creative Education Manager, Liverpool Culture Company

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Reviews

  • “dark choral harmonies”

    “Dark choral harmonies merge with gloriously malevolent, toe-tapping tunes in this blood-curdling rock opera cabaret.”
    Gaynor Wright, Creative Education Manager, Liverpool Culture Company