Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Rough Justice (theatre)

Courtroom dramas are always popular in Eastbourne and the next to arrive at the Devonshire Park Theatre is Rough Justice which will star Tom Conti, Elizabeth Payne and Royce Mills.

For his Eastbourne debut, Conti will play James Highwood, a journalist who has built his successful career out of challenging the British justice system through his television documentaries. Now he finds himself charged with murder and, instead of hiring proper counsel, decides to conduct his own defence - much to the chagrin of the judge and the court. The case is highly emotional as Highwood has admitted to the killing of his young child.

The wordy drama, written by Terence Frisby, was originally performed at the Apollo Theatre in 1994. The play ultimately asks the audience to be both judge and jury as it questions whether it can ever be right for a person to take the law into their own hands and whether any moral or legal justification exists for taking a life.

Devonshire Park Theatre Mon 22nd to Sat 27th Oct, 19:45.
Wed & Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices. Available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and the Tourist Information Office.

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