See Tom sing! Short-notice ‘London Road’ watch party
London Road is a very unusual musical, which got rave reviews on the London stage and when it was released as a film last year.
It documents the reactions of the neighbours of a serial killer in a small English town who killed five prostitutes in a very short stretch of time.
And it is told through their own words – set to music.
Here’s a taste from The Guardian’s five-star review:
“ Rufus Norris’s film is an utterly gripping, macabre but finally very moving cine-opera in a reportage verbatim style, dealing with the 2006 Ipswich serial murdersand their complex psychological effect on the inhabitants of London Road. This is the residential street that had become the city’s red-light district, where the killer lived and where one of his victims was found. The film begins like a downbeat drama, with plenty of grimly daylit front-room interiors with depressing sofas reflected in dull, switched-off TVs. But when the newsreaders start to sing, something queasily dreamlike happens. It is an addictive forensic thriller set to music …”
The cast includes the AMAZING Olivia Colman, and … Tom Hardy!
@chasingriversong and I felt like watching it, so we’re doing that on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – TODAY!
Time: 12.30pm PST, 3.30pm EST, 8.30pm GMT/UTC, 10.30pm SAST
(not that convenient for the U.S., but it was when we had time, sorry. But good for EU viewers)
Download a copy here