Twelve Angry Men
Twelve Angry Men, Garrick Theatre, West End
Twelve Angry Men opened at Birmingham Rep, played at the West End’s Garrick Theatre with Martin Shaw and then Tom Conti as Jurer 8, and then toured through 2015.
A classic of 1950’s theatre and immortalised in the much-loved Sidney Lumet film, Twelve Angry Men is still as hard hitting and vital today. In one claustrophobic jury room a single dissenting voice against eleven instigates an insightful, but emotionally charged, examination of the facts.
The production opened Birmingham’s newly refurbished theatre and £188m library complex. For more info, visit Birmingham Rep
“Michael Pavelka’s exquisitely intelligent design”
“It’s normally a bad sign when a review starts by mentioning the set but, bear with me, this one is different. How, after all, do you stage Reginald Rose’s 1950s jury-room legal drama, keep its surface realism and its condensed theatricality and make it all vital? A slowly revolving jury table, moving slower than the eye can detect on Michael Pavelka’s excellent set, isn’t the answer to all your problems, but it’s a hell of a start.” The Times