London Road

Venue: 
Olivier Theatre, National
Location: 
West End

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.

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Director: 
Rufus Norris
London Road Schedule
Opening date: 
Saturday, 28 July, 2012
Closes: 
Thursday, 6 September, 2012
Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Our Review

"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

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