THE INCIDENT ROOM HAS LONDON PREMIERE AT NEW DIORAMA
· Tue 11 Feb – Sat 14 Mar, New Diorama Theatre, NW1
· Total sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019
· A New Diorama Theatre co-production with Greenwich Theatre supported by Arts Council England
· Based on the infamous five-year police hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, New Diorama Theatre’s critically acclaimed crime thriller The Incident Room will have its London premiere this February.
Set in Leeds in 1975, The Incident Room is a forensic examination of the five-year police hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper. With public pressure mounting, the investigators resorted to increasingly audacious attempts to catch one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers.
We follow Megan Winterburn, the Sergeant running the new incident room at Millgarth Police Station, the epicentre of the case that nearly broke the British police force.
As well as working with Michael Bilton, the Sunday Times investigative journalist who covered the case and wrote the best-selling book Wicked Beyond Belief, the team consulted with the real policewomen who worked on the investigation in the incident room.
Co-directed by Beth Flintoff and New Diorama Theatre’s Artistic Director, David Byrne, and is written by Olivia Hirst and David Byrne; a co-production with Greenwich Theatre supported by Arts Council England.
The Incident Room was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019:
★★★★ “The ingenuity of this piece is that it gives you a pacey, clock-ticking sense of what things were like” The Telegraph
★★★★ “Tense and chilling” The Daily Mail
★★★★“The ensemble cast are all excellent” The Scotsman
★★★★“Completely compelling to watch… intelligent, imaginative and, most of all, damn interesting” The Stage.