London Road Film
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London Road Film

Script by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, directed by Rufus Norris

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London Road was a mighty success on stage. Now it is a unique triumph on the movie screen


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A bold, inspired and entirely unique piece of British cinema, London Road is absolutely unmissable.

The List

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Unforgettable. You need to see it


A deeply inventive, bold, life-affirming musical

Time Out


A profoundly moving, open-hearted film

Daily Telegraph

London Road is a bold and imaginative tale of triumph over evil


The Daily Telegraph follows the unique journey of London Road from page to stage to screen

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London Road writer Alecky Blythe gives Oh, Comely an insight into verbatim theatre

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The ordinary is made extraordinary. Stunningly original

Mail on Sunday

One of the most unusual, interesting and thought-provoking films of the year


'I revere the way people speak'

Writer Alecky Blythe speaks to the Daily Telegraph during London Road's run at the National Theatre

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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.

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