Originally a film starring Henry Fonda, Twelve Angry Men sees a group of twelve all-male jurors gather to decide the fate of a young Hispanic man accused of murdering his father. A guilty verdict would send the man to the electric chair, but is he truly guilty? All the jurors carry their own preconceived beliefs and prejudices against the accused, and this, combined with the fact that they want to continue with their own busy evenings, calls for an intense and emotionally-charged evening. What appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma as the jurors clash and argue throughout the entire evening, before reaching an unexpected, nail-biting climax.
A star-studded cast features Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently) as Juror 8, alongside Robert Vaughn (The Towering Inferno, The Magnificent Seven) as Juror 9, Jeff Fahey (Lost) as Juror 3, Nick Moran as Juror 7, Luke Shaw as Foreman, David Calvitto as Juror 2, Paul Antony-Barber as Juror 4, Ed Franklin as Juror 5, Robert Blythe as Juror 6, Miles Richardson as Juror 10, Martin Turner as Juror 11, Owen O’Neil as Juror 12 and Jason Riddington as Guard.
Directed by Christopher Haydon, Twelve Angry Men features design by Michael Pavelka, lighting design by Mark Howland and sound design by Dan Hoole. Written by Reginald Rose, Twelve Angry Men proves that personal prejudices and the law make for an explosive situation, which continues to remain highly prevalent in America today. Opening at the Garrick Theatre, the pertinent play must end June 14th 2014.
Recommended forDue to strong language, Twelve Angry Men is not suitable for children. Recommended for those who enjoy hard-hitting dramas and crime-themed plays.
Age Recommendations: Recommended for 12+