Just got back from London Road which is playing at the Cottesloe Theatre. The production is a World Premiere.
Photographer: Helen Warner
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Cut and pasted from the National Theatre website:
London Road, book and lyrics by Alecky Blythe, music and lyrics by Adam Cork
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.
Groundbreaking. Cutting edge. Unique and Unusual. Funny. Brilliant. Outstanding cast, all of whom are excellent. I don't want to say any more or reveal anything more, because this production is best experienced as a surprise, as I did.
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Go and see this now!
The other production on at the Cottesloe at the moment is The Holy Rosenbergs, which I think is absolutely outstanding. I have been massively promoting The Holy Rosenbergs to all and sundry and whoever will listen. I will do a proper feature on it when I see it for the second time in a couple of weeks' time.