Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015

DEDHAM EAST BERGHOLT LANGHAM POLSTEAD and WIVENHOE

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London Road (2015 ) - Director Rufus Morris

Play Movie

Date: Sunday 11th October

Time: 7.30 pm

Location: The Assembly Rooms Dedham

Event Duration: 91 min

Certificate 15

Price: £5.00

Written as a play, and originally staged at the National Theatre, London Road documents the events of 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 the their street.  When a local resident was charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicenter of this tragedy.  

Writer and lyricist Alecky Blythe cleverly matches the rhythmic phrases of the London Road residents as they go about their daily lives, to a modern, imaginative and expressively melodic libretto.

This is a complete, intense and beautiful work of dramatic art that shows how compassion and tolerance are the mainstays of humanity and human nature.  

The Film will be introduced by Film Critic Nigel Floyd.  We are also in contact with Writer and Lyricist Alecky Blythe, who we hope will be there for a Q & A session.

(A concession price of £3.50 is available for under 18s - see Tickets)