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The Limehouse Golem review: A riotously gory story

  • Three minutes into The Limehouse Golem, a riotously gruesome Thames-side melodrama set in 1880, the yearning for the chap in the deerstalker kicked in. The first pang struck after 90 seconds as narrator Dan Leno, toast of the London music hall, lays out the tracks of the two distinct police enquiries that will later coalesce. The body of journalist turned playwright John Cree is discovered in his home.