Picturehouse Entertainment in conjunction with the National Theatre today announced that LONDON ROAD, the feature film adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage production, will be released in the UK on 12th June 2015.
Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of LONDON ROAD reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken).
The film stars Olivia Colman, Angela Bain, Rae Baker, Gillian Bevan, Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Calvin Demba, Anita Dobson, James Doherty, Hal Fowler, Kate Fleetwood, Andrew Frame, Richard Frame, Jenny Galloway, Jonathan Glew, Amy Griffiths, Anna Hale, Linzi Hateley, Janet Henfrey, Rosie Hilal, Paul Hilton, Nick Holder, Ruby Holder, Alexia Khadime, Sean Kingsley, Eloise Laurence, Helena Lymbery, Barry McCarthy, Jayne McKenna, Claire Moore, Dean Nolan, Maggie Service, Michael Shaeffer, Mark Sheals, Nicola Sloane, Meg Suddaby, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, Duncan Wisbey and Tom Hardy.
LONDON ROAD documents the events that shook Suffolk in 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 their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, LONDON ROAD tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.
David Sabel, Director of Broadcast and Digital, from the National Theatre said: “We are thrilled to be working with Picturehouse Entertainment on London Road. We have worked closely since the launch of National Theatre Live, bringing our work to audiences in cinemas across the country, and this film release is an exciting evolution of that partnership.”
A Cuba Pictures / National Theatre production, the film is produced by Dixie Linder, and executive produced by Nick Marston, Tally Garner and David Sabel. BBC Films, the BFI Film Fund, Arts Council England and LipSync financed the project.