Platform 8 Productions presents Rough Justice
A gripping courtroom drama by Terence Frisby
After last years’ 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 hosts a programme on the failings of the judicial system called British Justice, 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 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’
The Mission Theatre, Corn Street, Bath BA2
Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th November 7.30pm
Friday 17th – Saturday 18th 8.00pm
Tickets £12.50 (£10.50 conc)
Bath Box Office 01225 463362