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London Road Review

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In 2006 five bodies of local prostitutes from the London Road area of Ipswich were discovered and the community sought to deal with the aftermath of this and the hunt for the killer.

★★★★

The Ipswich prostitute murders are the unlikely inspiration for this musical, which was a hit on the London stage. A fascinating examination of a curtain-twitching community floored by the killings and resulting media circus, the script and songs use real dialogue recorded at the time. Colman is excellent as a concerned/appalled neighbour of the murderer, while Hardy is a taxi driver with a troubling obsession with serial killers. All cast and crew do an impressive job in making this unlikely proposition such an engaging, thought-provoking and darkly funny watch.

All cast and crew do an impressive job in making this unlikely proposition such an engaging, thought-provoking and darkly funny watch.

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