Courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men heading to Lighthouse Poole after successful West End run and critically acclaimed UK tour
COURTROOM drama Twelve Angry Men is heading to the stage at Lighthouse Poole after a successful West End run and critically acclaimed UK tour.
The show has been hailed the “classiest, most intelligent drama playing on the West End” with two seasons at London’s Garrick Theatre.
It brings the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film, considered one of the great must-sees of all time, to the stage.
A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father.
But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax.
Playwriter Reginald Rose’s gripping knife-edge courtroom thriller will see Jason Merrells (Casualty, Emmerdale) taking over the role of juror eight from Patrick Duffy for the 2024 tour, with Tristan Gemmill (Coronation Street, Casualty), Michael Greco (EastEnders, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier, Doctors), Gary Webster (Minder, Family Affairs), and Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street, Peak Practice) all returning to their previous roles.
Completing the cast are Paul Beech, Samarge Hamilton, Jeffrey Harmer, Mark Heenehan, Kenneth Jay, Paul Lavers, Owen Oldroyd and Adam Phillip Bloom.
Twelve Angry Men will be at Lighthouse Poole from Monday 22nd to Saturday 28th January.
Tickets cost between £25 and £40. For more information and bookings visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or contact the box office on 01202 280 000.