London Road plays at National Theatre Olivier
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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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.
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.
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