1970s Leeds. The Millgarth Incident Room is the epicentre of the biggest manhunt in British history, for one of the most notorious serial killers: the Yorkshire Ripper. With public and political pressure mounting, hundreds of officers must work around the clock to end one man’s reign of terror in this gripping retelling of true events.
Following a sell out run at The Black-E, The Incident Room is back by popular demand!
“An intense and thought-provoking look into the police investigation into the crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper” North West End, FIVE STARS.
Olivia Hirst and David Byrne’s ‘beautifully crafted’ (The Guardian) play goes behind the scenes to investigate the case that nearly broke the British police force.
OLD FRUIT JAR PRODUCTIONS return to the Studio at The Royal Court, after their sell-out run of Twelfth Night, to present a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of a pivotal moment in British history. THE INCIDENT ROOM explores the wider issues of misogyny and institutional negligence that surrounded the case, both at the time and in the present day.
“Emotive, informative, clenching and compassionately human” The Broken Spine, FIVE STARS.
Age advisory 16+
Running time approx 2hrs 25 including interval