Rough Justice is just around the corner for Exmouth Players

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 September 2017

James Highwood (Mike Killoran) with his wife Jean (Anne Killoran) and solicitor Jeremy Ackroyd (Raymond Tongue) in Rough Justice. Picture: Keturah Weber.

James Highwood (Mike Killoran) with his wife Jean (Anne Killoran) and solicitor Jeremy Ackroyd (Raymond Tongue) in Rough Justice. Picture: Keturah Weber.

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Rough Justice is just around the corner for Exmouth Players

The controversial courtroom drama Rough Justice, written by Terence Frisby, is almost upon us.

Presented by the Exmouth Players, the production opens at the Blackmore Theatre, in Bicton Street, this Monday (September 25), at 7.30pm, and runs until Saturday, September 30.

The run also includes a matinee performance at 2.30pm, on Saturday, September 30.

In the dock, having admitted responsibility for the death of his severely incapacitated child, is James Highwood, who is the host of a popular television programme, British Justice. James decides to conduct his own defence. This in itself brings him into conflict with the judge and the prosecutor while striving to explain his intentions and belief that the jury alone have the right to determine the verdict. Will James be found guilty of manslaughter or murder?

Watch and see how Margaret Casely QC cleverly twists and turns the meaning of everything James says in the dock into something completely different, which in itself casts doubt on what the facts may be.

This is certainly a play that makes you think. What would you do in the circumstances which both James and his wife, Jean, find themselves? Which verdict will you come up with after listening to all the evidence presented before you as a member of the jury?

The cast, under the direction of Wendy Bishop, are Mike and Anne Killoran as James and Jean Highwood, Tony Christopher as the judge, Pat Peters as Margaret Casely QC, Raymond Tongue as the solicitor Jeremy Ackroyd, and Margaret Bond and Robin Kanarek as doctors Simone Kerr and Hannah Radzinski.

A brilliantly, perceptive and fascinating insight into the love, despair, the frailty and fortitude of the human spirit, makes this a ‘must see’ drama.

Tickets: £10. Concessions are available for each group booking of 10 (buy 10 tickets and get one free).

Book now by calling the Ticketline on 07484 509514. The box office is open daily (except Sundays)- 9.30am –1pm, and up to 45 minutes before each performance. For more details visit blackmoretheatre.co.uk

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