Rufus Norris

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London Road

Writer Alecky Blythe Starring
  • Kate Fleetwood
  • Claire Moore
  • Nick Holder
  • Rosalie Craig
    National Theatre
    Alecky Blythe's drama about the residents of London Road is directed by Rufus Norris at the National's Cottesloe.

    Alecky interviewed those who lived near the drama of the events in 2006 to look into how their lives were affected by the murders, and how their community changed.
    London Road
    London Road

    This miraculously innovative show finds a new way of representing reality. Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    Exceptional design and lighting, outstanding performances by an ensemble cast and precision direction by Rufus Norris combine in a production that speaks eloquently about the human condition in all its messy tragi-comedy, while never straining for effect Jane Shilling
    The Telegraph

    It is a credit to Rufus Norris that the idiosyncrasies so perfectly captured in the words of London Road come through so strongly in these incredibly human characterisations Kieran James
    The Good Review

    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

    it is an extraordinary show on several levels. Sarah Hemming
    Financial Times

    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

    It all amounts to the most genuinely interesting and innovative new musical I’ve seen for ages Michael Coveney

    Rufus Norris's beautifully performed production Brian Logan
    The Guardian

    Rufus Norris's stunning production Michael Coveney
    The Independent

    A cast of 11 play more than 60 roles with panache in Rufus Norris’s imaginatively staged production.

    Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph

    Rufus Norris directs with great style and sensitivity, and the entire creative team triumphs Henry Hitchings
    The Evening Standard

    scrupulous, revelatory - and as gripping as the tragedy it skirts... A long tableaux of three silent prostitutes is as moving a sight as you're likely to see in the theatre this year. Caroline McGinn
    Time Out
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