Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concs)
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Presented by Platform 8 Productions
Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November at 8pm
After last year’s sell-out success of the comedy Don’t Dress for Dinner, Platform 8 return to The Mission Theatre with something completely different!
James Highwood, a TV personality who presents British Justice - a programme looking at the failings of the judicial system - is on the stand at the Old Bailey for the murder of his severely handicapped child. He refuses his solicitor’s plea to obtain legal representation and conducts his own defence, admitting responsibility, but pleading manslaughter. He is desperately trying to convince the judge - and crucially you the audience as the jury - that he was acting on impulse rather than prior intention and that mercy and desperation were the motivating factors, not cruelty. During the battle to have his intentions understood he constantly comes into conflict with the judge and eventually cracks under the pressure of cross-examination by the prosecuting QC.
“Terence Frisby’s absorbing new drama… his writing is sharp, and the courtroom interchanges positively crackle” Sunday Express