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Silence In Court (emeraldBLUE)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

For anyone disappointed by not having done Her Majesty’s Court’s jury service yet, this show provides the perfect opportunity for you. A very official affair, indulging in the theatricality of the court room, this is a dock with a difference. Presented with conflicting testimonies of the rape of Jennifer Lyons, the audience take the law into their own hands to declare the final verdict. This excitingly interactive production deals the ‘jury’ a tough case, made at times infuriating by the holes and hypothetical problems of this being just a show. A touch contrived in parts, but generally ringing out with realism, ‘Silence In Court’ is an eye-opening and fun foray into the way we perform justice.

New Town Theatre, until 25 Aug, 4.00pm and 7.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Katharine Wootton]