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Alecky Blythe

Writer and director for theatre, television and film 

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London Road

National Theatre, 2011 Director Rufus Norris Writer Alecky Blythe Starring Rosalie Craig, Kate Fleetwood, Nick Holder, Claire Moore & Michael Shaeffer

Alecky Blythe's drama about the Suffolk Strangler Steve Wright's killings of five sex workers in Ipswich was directed by Rufus Norris and stage at The National Theatre in London.

When writing London Road Alecky interviewed the residents of London Road who found themselves caught up in the tragic events of 2006 to understand how their lives were effected by the murders, and how their community changed. 

London Road is currently playing at the National Theatre's Olivier until September 2012.

London Road

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This miraculously innovative show finds a new way of representing reality.

Michael Billington The Guardian

comic, perceptive and deeply touching.

Jane Shilling The Telegraph

London Road is a triumph – pure and simple

Kieran James The Good Review

It's the first original musical to be put on at the National since Jerry Springer: it matches it. Its wit knocks the socks off many "straight" plays.

Susannah Clapp The Observer

one of the most exciting experimental pieces the National has ever presented, and it surely marks the start of an important collaboration between Cork and Blythe

Michael Coveney The Independent

The play's journalistic format...yields abundant pleasures

Brian Logan The Guardian

groundbreaking...The whole concept might sound deeply dodgy, but somehow it works, combining humour and compassion with what Wordsworth called “the still sad music of humanity”

Charles Spencer Daily Telegraph

a subtle and affecting work...a startling, magically original success

Henry Hitchings London Evening Standard

the most genuinely interesting and innovative new musical I’ve seen for ages...At last we have a really worthwhile, home-grown, experimental piece of musical theatre at the National. Let’s hope London Road starts a trend.

Michael Coveney What's On Stage

it is an extraordinary show on several levels

Sarah Hemming Financial Times

this is something very new for the musical form, a powerful, beautiful and unsettling articulation of the ambivalence that underpins all communities

Andrzej Lukowski Time Out

totally and absorbingly different. By turns disturbing and surprising, haunting and harrowing, it is also frequently unexpectedly funny and ultimately even uplifting

Mark Shenton The Stage

scrupulous, revelatory - and as gripping as the tragedy it skirts... Cork and Blythe have woven their scraps together with a skill that transforms real banality into genuine art.

Caroline McGinn Time Out