London Road: Live Film Premiere FAQs

What is London Road: Live Film Premiere?

London Road Film: Live Premiere is an unmissable event only in cinemas which will feature the first screening of the film adaptation of the National Theatre’s award-winning production London Road, as well as an exclusive Q&A with the key cast and crew, broadcast live from London. 

About the film

Hailed as a remarkable, groundbreaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award-winning team, with a script by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken).

With an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy, London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when 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 frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street.

The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events, and is based on interviews conducted with the road’s real residents. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.

Will there be encore screenings of London Road: Live Film Premiere?

London Road: Live Film Premiere will be in cinemas for one night only on 9 June and will not be shown in any encore screenings. However, the film of London Road (without the exclusive Q&A) will be released in selected UK cinemas on 12 June.

Will my local NT Live venue show London Road: Live Film Premiere?

Many NT Live venues will screen London Road: Live Film Premiere. To find out if your local venue is participating please visit

Will London Road Film: Live Premiere be shown outside the UK?

There are currently no plans for London Road: Live Film Premiere to be shown outside the UK, though the film (without the Q&A) may be shown in other countries. To receive updates on when London Road film may screen in your country go to

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets at venues participating in London Road: Live Film Premiere will go on sale from 26 March. You can find your nearest venue at

How do I book my tickets?

If you know the details of your local NT Live venue, you can buy directly from them online or by phone. If you don’t know your local venue, you can find it by visiting from 26 March - if you click ‘Buy tickets’ you will be directed to the venue website where you can make your purchase.

How do I collect my tickets?

Please check ticket collection details with your local NT Live venue.

What if I have any other questions?

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