The Incident Room

11 February - 14 March, 2020


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.

The Incident Room is directed by Beth Flintoff and New Diorama Theatre's Artistic Director, David Byrne, and is written by Olivia Hirst and David Byrne.

It is a co-production with Greenwich Theatre supported by Arts Council England.

Quotes & Reviews


"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

The Company


New Diorama Theatre is a pioneering venue in the heart of London dedicated to providing a home for theatre ensembles, both emerging and established, from across the UK.

Named Best Off-West End Theatre at the 2017/18 Stage Awards, New Diorama also won the main Peter Brook Empty Space Award in 2017. They recently won the Innovation Award at The Stage Awards 2019 for their Artist Development Programme and new Programming Model. Their Artistic Director, David Byrne, is currently number 33 on The Stage's 100 Most Influential People in UK Theatre.


Writers - Olivia Hirst & David Byrne
Directors - Beth Flintoff & David Byrne
Set Design - Patrick Connellan
Digital Design - Zakk Hein
Lighting Design - Greg Cebula
Composer & Sound Design - Yaiza Varona
Movement Associate - Kane Husbands
Costume Design - Ronnie Dorsey
Production Manager - Sean Ford
Company Stage Manager - Rachel Pryce
Costume Supervisor - Orla Convery


Katy Brittain
Colin R Campbell
Peter Clements
Ben Eagle
Natasha Magigi
Charlotte Melia
Jamie Samuel

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