Walking With God

St Nicholas Priory, Mint Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL

Tel: 01392 665885

Walking With God


A chillingly dark and murderous tale…

This November, Substance and Shadow offer audiences a spine chilling slice of immersive theatre with Walking with God. A dark, original play by Midge and Rosie Mullin which is set against the backdrop of the terrifying Jack the Ripper murders that took place in Victorian London in 1888.

Walking with God unfolds in the dual locations of Whitechapel and Exeter and is a reimagining of the frequently told Ripper story, centring around the investigation of a genuine suspect who was incarcerated at Exeter Digby Mental Asylum. This local reference point provides the traditional story with a unique lens through which to view the action. Exploring elements of alleged corruption and deceit, the play provides a fresh perspective on the unsolved murders that took place in 1888 and serves up a spine chilling twist in Substance and Shadow's inimitable style!

Using the voice of the victims, the play readdresses the common portrayal of the murdered women as hapless and deserving victims of a pantomime villain. Instead, Walking With God provides a highly emotive and humanitarian portrayal of strong, independent women desperately trying to survive the brutality of Victorian life on the streets of Whitechapel which are in the grip of terror.

Proudly funded by Exeter City Council, this intimate, stylised theatre show for adults will be performed at Exeter's iconic St Nicholas Priory (founded by William the Conqueror in 1087 and home to Benedictine Monks for over 400 years). This hidden jewel in Exeter's crown provides a stunning backdrop for audiences to experience an immersive and unnerving tale at close quarters, whilst breathing in over five centuries of Exeter's history.

Prepare to be absorbed and enthralled with an eerie mix of theatre, burlesque (featuring Lily Laudanum, winner of The British Crown at the Burlesque Games 2015), original music, soundscapes and projections.

Do not come alone and make sure you wrap up warm for this chillingly dark and murderous tale…

To whet your pre-show appetite, a pop-up bar will be provided by The Exeter Brewery who are renowned for producing some of Devon's finest ales.

Guide Prices

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Adult£10.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

St Nichols Priory is situated on Mint Lane, off Fore Street (The West Quarter), Exeter

Public Transport Directions

5 mins from Exeter Central

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