Presented by Tom Kinninmont, Tom Conti and Panache and Brio Ltd
By Terence Frisby
PRIOR TO WEST END
TOM CONTI RETURNS IN A POWERFUL COURTROOM DRAMA
Tom Conti comes to the Everyman theatre for the first time after delighting national audiences in the hilarious comedy Wife After Death. He is one of the UK’s most popular actors and recent television roles include Lark Rise to Candleford and Miranda. Tom Conti won an Olivier Award in the West End and a Tony Award on Broadway for his performance in Whose Life is It Anyway? and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor for his role in Reuben Reuben. He and Dame Judi Dench were recently voted the Most Popular Actors in the West End in the last 25 years.
The author of the triumphant worldwide smash hit comedy There’s a Girl in My Soup, brings us a very different treat - a murder story, a courtroom drama, a suspenseful thriller.
Television journalist James Highwood has made his career out of challenging the British Justice system in his documentary programmes. Now, suddenly, he finds the system challenging him as he is brought to court on a charge of murder.
Highwood admits the killing but perversely chooses to defend himself, pushing the tolerance of the court to its limits and framing his defence in terms calculated to incense the judge.
Tom Conti is brilliantly suited to the part of James Highwood in this gripping courtroom drama, which received great critical and audience acclaim during it’s first UK tour last year. With more than its share of surprising twists and turns, it will keep you guessing until the very end - not to be missed!
‘Tom Conti shines in Terence Frisby's gripping courtroom drama’ THE TELEGRAPH
‘Tom Conti is pitch perfect’ BATH CHRONICLE
‘His stage presence is electric’ WILTSHIRE NEWS
"The kind of performance for which awards are rightly given" WHATSONSTAGE.COM
Frisby’s writing is sharp, and the court room interchanges positively crackle’ SUNDAY EXPRESS