Rebecca Wheatley has been announced playing Annie and Val in the cast of Killing Jack by Sadie Hasler at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
She is best known for starring as Amy Howard in BBC’s Casualty as well as the strict English teacher Mrs Sherman, in the West End musical, Fame and Julie Johnson in the West End production of Bad Girls: The Musical. She will be joined by Anne Odeke playing Kate and Cathy, who has previously performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors and Bartholomew Fair as well as featuring alongside Killing Jack playwright Sadie Hasler as a writer for Misfits also at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
Charlie Buckland will take on the role of Christopher. His previous credits include starring in the double Olivier-nominated This House at the National Theatre and being directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn in a nationwide touring revival of his play, Season’s Greetings. Gemma Salter will appear as PC Mara and Polly, having previously performed in Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre). Hanna Khogali will appear as Maz and Mary Jane having appeared in You Bury Me (Paines Plough). Completing the cast is Jessica Johnson as Liz and Tricia who appeared in the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award-winning Key Change (National Tour, New York Theatre Workshop, National Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre) and Caitlin Scott as Jules who previously appeared in Bleak Expectations (The Watermill Theatre).
Inspired by the limited writing spotlighting the women murdered by one of the most famous serial killers in British history, Jack the Ripper, Killing Jack is a darkly thrilling plunge into a world where women return to take back their stories and exact their own revenge written by Sadie Hasler and commissioned by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. Sadie Hasler has previously collaborated with the theatre as one of the four playwrights for Misfits (2020), an innovative hybrid of live theatre and digital content exploring four inspirational tales of Essex resilience. The Theatre also commissioned her to write Stiletto Beach (2019), a funny and heart-warming new play that took a sharp swipe at the Essex Girl stereotype that women have been putting up with for decades.
Killing Jack runs 26th October – 11th November 2023, more information can be found here.