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Video/Poll: Watch the first trailer for London Road, the film based around Ipswich murders

PUBLISHED: 18:03 24 April 2015 | UPDATED: 18:43 24 April 2015

The residents of London Road coming together to forge a new sense of community in the film London Road which receives its first public screening in Ipswich at the beginning of June. The film, direcetd by Rufus Norris, stars Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy.

The residents of London Road coming together to forge a new sense of community in the film London Road which receives its first public screening in Ipswich at the beginning of June. The film, direcetd by Rufus Norris, stars Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy.

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People can today see the first clips of a new film based around the murders of five women in Ipswich in 2006.

London Road is a film-version of the musical drama which opened at the National Theatre (NT) in 2011. Today, the first trailer was released.

It is based on first person testimony from the residents of London Road, a quiet town-centre street in Ipswich, where people found they were living with serial killer Steve Wright in their midst.

The play, written by Alecky Blythe, looks at the aftermath of the killings and focuses its attention on how the residents rallied together to forge a new sense of community in the wake of the 2006 prostitute murders and how the area re-discovered its sense of identity and self-worth.

The film, which stars Olivia Colman, Tom Hardy and Anita Dobson, features first person dialogue which is set to music by composer Adam Cork. It’s a combination which won the production widespread critical acclaim when it premiered at the National’s intimate Cottesloe theatre.

Olivia Colman plays Julie, organiser of the neighbourhood watch, in the big screen adaptation of the National Theatre play London Road.Olivia Colman plays Julie, organiser of the neighbourhood watch, in the big screen adaptation of the National Theatre play London Road.

The preview is being held at the Ipswich Film Theatre, which is located behind Ipswich Town Hall, on Monday, June 8.

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