London Road Tickets

Olivier Theatre, National, London
London Road
Olivier Theatre, National, London
Our Review 4 / 5

In the autumn of 2006, the everyday life of the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with the soliciting and kerb-crawling that they frequently encountered. As Steve Wright, the occupant of No. 79, was arrested, charged and then convicted of the murders, the immediate community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy.Adam Cork uses the melodic and rhythmic speech patterns captured on playwright Alecky Blythe's extensive recorded interviews with the people of Ipswich to create an experimental and challenging work which reveals the ways in which even the darkest experiences can engender a greater sense of our mutual dependence.

Opening date |
28th July 2012
Closes |
6th September 2012
Rufus Norris

Olivier Theatre, National Venue Information

Olivier Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review of London Road


"A remarkably detailed social panorama. Don't miss. "Kate Bassett for The Indpendent "Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork's wonderfully sung play, which has more spoken and musicalised dialogue than big numbers, has a serious subject, an innovative technique and an insinuating score."Susannah Clapp for The Guardian "Imaginatively staged production.The whole concept might sound deeply dodgy, but somehow it works, combining humour and compassion."Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph Read more

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