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Audience is the jury in courtroom comedy

Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:10:42


Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents Mr Grimwhip’s Sandwiches: a Post-Truth Courtroom Comedy With Serious Bits, from Thurs May 11 to Sat May 13 in Alvechurch Village Hall.

When poor Clare Swann is apparently murdered by an exploding sandwich, suspicion falls on quiet newcomer Oscar Banicki.

As an outsider in a tight-knit community, Oscar had struggled to fit in but seemed to have found a friend in Clare. Now, he stands accused in a rather unusual court of law, presided over by a decidedly eccentric judge.

Will the case be proven against him, or is someone else up to mischief? Can the local café gossips be trusted? How is the local dramatic society involved? Will the prosecution and defence counsel come to blows?

Written by Dave Howard and presented through a series of flashbacks combined with scenes set in the court, this is a comedy drama with a difference.

Not only will this show feature an unusual traverse staging, it will also provide the opportunity for some of the audience to act as jurors. Guilty or innocent? You decide!

Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 (£6 conc) – buy from The Lounge, Alvechurch, call 0121 447 7071 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Above: Martin Salter (Mr Harper), Jon Oseland (Oscar), Alan Clarke (Judge), Emma-Louise Hodgson (Clare) and Gemma Batty (Ms George).

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