A beautifully crafted, atmospheric and truly captivating courtroom drama with echoes of Twelve Angry Men and the BBC's Silk, lifting the shroud of secrecy surrounding the moral quandaries and machinations of a high-stakes criminal trial. 'A fascinating insight into criminal proceedings.' Coventry Telegraph ______________________________________________________________________ Winner: Best Original Piece, Birmingham Fest 2016 A fascinating, witty and engaging new play set within the context of a criminal trial. Prosecution and defence counsel are awaiting a jury's verdict in the trial of a high profile football manager. Irregularities in the case are revealed which threaten careers, relationships and the true course of justice. 'Learned Friends' draws parallels between the worlds of football and the law and answers questions frequently put to barristers: What occurs when Judge and Counsel retire from the public areas of a criminal court while the jury deliberate their verdict? Can the advocates and judge be personal friends? Is it necessary for defence counsel to believe in/know his client's innocence during a trial? Ginny Davis draws on her experience as a former practising barrister and her lifelong association with the law (father – solicitor, mother – justice of the peace, husband – High Court Judge) to draw a fascinating, revealing and authentic representation of criminal proceedings. Cast: Sharon Baylis ('Emmerdale', 'The Bill', 'Juliet Bravo'), Ginny Davis Director: Michael Bott (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre) Artistic Adviser: Neil Reading (Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton) Legal Advisor: Mr Justice William Davis Sound and lighting: Tom Jude (Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove) Leaned Friends is supported by Warwickshire District Council and the King Henry VIII Endowed Trust. ______________________________________________________________________
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