Meet the residents of London Road

London Road

London Road - Credit: Archant

The film adaptation of the National Theatre’s smash hit musical London Road (15) is being screened at the Alban Arena this week.

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

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 torn apart by the discovery of the bodies of five women.

The film follows the community who found themselves at the centre of these 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 is a moving tale of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of times.

Screenings are on Wednesday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm and Thursday at 7.30pm. Tickets for film matinees are £5 and for evenings are £7 or £5 for concessions. Call the box office on 01727 844488 for tickets.