UK Tour 2015
|11-16 May*||Palace Theatre Southend||01702351135||Book
* Tom Conti will not be appearing at these venues. Jason Merrells will be playing the role of Juror 8.
As TWELVE ANGRY MEN get set to give their verdict across the UK, seven of the West End cast will re-join the acclaimed production following its record-breaking run at London’s Garrick Theatre.
Olivier Award winner, Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee TOM CONTI returns as juror number 8, the role made famous by Henry Fonda. Tom is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation – unforgettable as the leading man in hit films such as Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine. He will be joined by new jury member ANDREW LANCEL, best known for playing the villainous businessman Frank Foster in Coronation Street. And taking their places on the jury once more are ROBERT DUNCAN, best known for his role as the as jargon-spouting chief executive Gus Hedges in Drop The Dead Donkey, ANDREW FRAME, who starred as P.C Hargreaves in EastEnders, DAVID CALVITTO, whose many theatre credits include These Shining Lives and The Odd Couple, MARK CARTER, whose TV credits include Hollyoaks, Utopia and The Knock and SEAN POWER, who starred in ITV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Fright Night 2. JON CARVER, who has had a recurring role in Doctors, returns to play The Guard.
Forming the rest of the jury will be DENIS LILL, who starred in The Royal and Only Fools And Horses, PAUL BEECH, whose theatre credits include King Lear and A Tale of Two Cities, ALEXANDER FORSYTH, who has starred in stage productions of Porcelain and It Never Ends, EDWARD HALSTED, who starred in Holby City and Jonathan Creek, and GARETH DAVID-LLOYD, who is best known for his role as Ianto Jones in the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood.
TWELVE ANGRY MEN starts its UK run on 27 January at the Theatre Royal Windsor with the current cast initially confirmed to play until 2 May.
Lauded as one of the great ‘must-see’ movies of all time, Reginald Rose’s TWELVE ANGRY MEN originated as a television play and has been successfully adapted for film, radio and stage. The 1957 Academy Award nominated film version starred and was produced by Henry Fonda. This production is directed by Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill.
TWELVE ANGRY MEN follows twelve jurors who have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…
|Andrew Frame||Juror 1|
|David Calvitto||Juror 2|
|Andrew Lancel||Juror 3|
|Robert Duncan||Juror 4|
|Alexander Forsythe||Juror 5|
|Mark Carter||Juror 6|
|Sean Power||Juror 7|
|Tom Conti*||Juror 8|
|Paul Beech||Juror 9|
|Denis Lill||Juror 10|
|Edward Halsted||Juror 11|
|Gareth David-Lloyd||Juror 12|
*Jason Merrells will be replacing Tom Conti as Juror #8 at these venues: Southend, Wolverhampton, Barnstaple and Croydon.
Bill Kenwright Presents “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose
Produced in Association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Nica Burns
|Written by||Reginald Rose|
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