A forensic examination of the five-year police hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.
It’s 1975. In Leeds, the Millgarth Incident Room is the epicentre of the biggest manhunt in British police history.
We follow Sergeant Megan Winterburn as she joins hundreds of officers working around the clock to find the man known as the Yorkshire Ripper.
With public pressure mounting, the investigation resorts to increasingly audacious attempts to catch one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers.
Following our award-winning productions of Secret Life of Humans and Down & Out in Paris and London, we go behind the scenes and investigate the case that broke the British police force.
It is co-production with The Pleasance and Greenwich Theatre, and is supported by Arts Council England.
This is nearly very good, but still feels as if it needs layering so that it is less The Bill and something more contemporary and edgy
The murderer’s actions still dominate the storytelling and these women never feel like they get to take up the room they deserve
New Diorama’s beautifully crafted play casts doubt on titillating tales of the notorious serial killer, but can’t escape the clutches of morbid fascination
This recreation of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper is played with commitment and without sensationalism; with notably fine work from Peter Clements
Powerfully acted, and compellingly argued, The Incident Room is a really impressive piece of work, ambitious in scope and effect
An intelligent and interesting docu-drama about the hunt for The Yorkshire Ripper from London’s New Diorama Theatre
The ensemble cast are all excellent
In every sense a triumph
Sharp set design and an engaging script make this essential viewing
As a theatrical experience, there are more red herrings than actual leads here