Olivier Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
The classic new musical, which first appeared at the Cottesloe National Theatre last year, makes its way to the larger Olivier Theatre in 2012, giving those that missed it another chance to witness what has been a well-received and extraordinary musical theatre piece. With Adam Cork providing the music and Alecky Blythe’s tape recorded interviews utilised to bring extra depth it is a piece that has had people captivated from start to finish, not simply because of the quality of the work, but also its daring nature and harrowing, adult subject matter.
“London Road” takes place in 2006 and takes audiences to an event that shocked the country when the bodies of five women were found in Ipswich. The events of the musical cover the discovery of the horrible murders and the trial of Steve Wright that followed. But instead of looking at the murders themselves, or even the murder, the focus is on the residents of the local community and the effect these events had on them.
Among the performers headed to the stage of the Olivier National Theatre is Clare Burt, perhaps best known to audiences for her part in the long-running show “The Bill”. She has also appeared in west end shows like “Girlfriends” at the Playhouse Theatre and “Cats” at the New London theatre.
In a year that also brings us the likes of “The Count of Monte Cristo”, “London Road” runs at the Olivier National Theatre from Saturday 28th July 2012 to Thursday 6th September 2012.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 31st July 2012|
|Booking Until:||Thursday, 6th September 2012|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2pm and Sunday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 10 minutes|
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