Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital’s most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) takes to the stage.
The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid). Lizzie’s death seems inevitable, until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem – a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive signature in blood. All is not what it seems: everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.
Don’t miss your chance to see this fantastic murder mystery set on the streets of historic London. We’ve teamed up with Lionsgate to offer readers the chance to attend a special preview screening followed by a Q&A with some of the cast and crew.
We have 50 pairs of tickets to give away.
In cinemas 1 September.
Terms & Conditions: Winners and their guests must be 18+. Promotion closes at 23:59 on Thursday 24 August 2017. There are 50 pairs of tickets to be won. The winners will be the first 50 entries selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by email on Friday 25 August 2017. Winners and their guests should arrive at the cinema for 18.30 for a 19.00 start. Given the proximity of the event to the closing date, if we are unable to contact you successfully by 9.00 on Tuesday 29 August we will have no option but to award the prize to another entrant. The tickets are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. One online entry per person. Usual promotion rules apply, see www.standard.co.uk/rules. For further information, please write to Customer Care, Evening Standard Limited, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. The Promoter is Lions Gate International (UK) Limited of 5th Floor, 45 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HJ (Company No. 08936180). The competition is run in association with the Evening Standard.