Shattered Globe Theatre Presents the American Premiere of
by Alecky Blythe (book and lyrics) and Adam Cork (music and lyrics)
directed by Elizabeth Margolius with Music Direction by Andra Velis Simon
NOW EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 11
April 22 – June 11, 2023, at Theater Wit
Determined and tenacious, the residents of Ipswich, UK mobilize to overcome the immense fear and media circus that unfolds following the serial murder of 5 sex workers in their small town. This experimental and innovative new musical is based on a true story, using verbatim dialogue recorded during interviews with the people of Ipswich. Brought to the American stage for the first time ever, London Road is an uplifting story that reveals how a devastating tragedy can spark empathy and engender community resilience.
This musical is 2 hours 15 minutes, with one intermission.
Performances take place at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont) where Shattered Globe Theatre is a resident company. Visit this page for information on public transportation to the theater and parking.
For group discounts, please contact Shattered Globe at email@example.com or by phone at 773-770-0333.
“London Road by Shattered Globe is about yearning for normalcy in a crisis — and reminds us what off-Loop theater can do.”
“London Road at Shattered Globe Theatre is a captivating display of what this ensemble company does best.”
“Transcendent and hypnotic… This U.S. premiere is a triumph for Shattered Globe.”
“This play not only pushes the envelope of what theatre can be and do, but it tears the envelope into a million tiny pieces and scatters them in the wind. The whole time I was watching it, I felt as if I were seeing a whole new genre being born.”
“If you crave powerful off-Loop theater and support Chicago’s long and proud history of selfless ensemble work, deeply dedicated to honoring actual events and revealing human truths… London Road has so … much to offer.”
“Inventive… Awe-inspiring… an extraordinary and exceptional piece of theatre.”
“There is a wealth of talent packed in the cast of eleven and every performance shines.”
Use of a strobe and flashing lights.
There are also depictions of negative attitudes portrayed toward sex workers, as this is a documentary musical about a serial killer who targeted sex workers.
Our COVID Policy: Theater Wit has upgraded its HVAC systems to meet the stringent regulations of Actors Equity. The entire company of London Road is fully vaccinated. The bar is open at Theater Wit and drinks will be allowed in the theatre. While masks are not required in Theatre Wit’s the lobby, masks must be worn inside the theatre due to the close proximity of the audience and actors. Masks are mandatory for all patrons for the entire duration of the performance, except when actively drinking beverages.
Theater Wit is wheelchair accessible, and all patrons with mobility needs are invited to purchase access tickets with the code “ACCESS20” at Theater Wit’s checkout page.
Assisted Listening Devices are available for all performances. Unfortunately we are not able to offer closed captioning at this time.
Audio Description and Touch Tour Date is Friday, May 5. The Touch Tour begins at 6:45 pm, and the show will be at 8:00. Use the code “ACCESS20” for $20 tickets if you plan to take advantage of these accessibility offerings!
Please call our office 773-770-0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are part of a group that would like to request Audio Description for any other performance dates.
Shattered Globe understands that ticket prices can pose a financial burden and, at times, an obstacle for theatregoers. A number of free and sliding-scale tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students and community members experiencing access barriers to theatre. If you would like to be added to SGT’s Waived Ticket Waitlist, please email email@example.com. Please note: all requests must be completed by 12 pm the Friday before the performance you would like to attend. This email will not be monitored on weekends or after 5 pm on weekdays.
Special Events & Global Perspectives
Global Perspectives Post-Show Discussions will be hosted after select Sunday matinee performances.