The cinema trailer for London Road, the award-winning musical that premiered at the National Theatre has now been released. The movie, which is directed by Rufus Norris features Olivia Coleman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy and the entire original National Theatre cast. Purchase London Road on DVD from Amazon
There is an acute fascination in watching the richly intense banquet give way, bit by bit, to the advances of the common folk, to see the lavish table become stripped bare, and then transform into a place for measured debate instead of entitled excess. The wonderful lighting from Bruno Poet only accentuates the lush transition, as does Mary Chadwick’s atmospheric music. The hint of the regally attired Charles and his retinue, like a gorgeously detailed ghost, hovers in the background – there, but not there.