London Road archiveIn 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. You automatically think it could be him. That s the scary thing, you know he could be amongst us walking around with us every day and we, we don t know. 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. We just wanna - wanna see an end - end to it and London Road getting back to London Road instead of being known for someone where - where the murderer lived. 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.


Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Kate Fleetwood, Hal Fowler, Nick Holder, Claire Moore, Michael Shaeffer, Nicola Sloane, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, Duncan Wisbey


Book by: Alecky Blythe
Lyrics(s): Alecky Blythe, Adam Cork
Music: Adam Cork
Producer: National Theatre
Director: Rufus Norris
Design: Katrina Lindsay
Lighting: Bruno Poet
Musical Director: David Shrubsole
Sound: Paul Arditti
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London Road

London Road (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01330744365. Details of all London Road archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01441748902

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