Tom Conti makes a welcome return to the stage after delighting audiences in the hilarious comedy Wife After Death. He is one of the UK’s most popular actors and recent television roles include Lark Rise to Candleford and Miranda. Tom Conti won an Olivier Award in the West End and a Tony Award on Broadway for his performance in Whose Lifeis It Anyway? and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor for his role in Reuben, Reuben. He and Dame Judi Dench were recently voted the Most Popular Actors in the West End in the last 25 years.

The author of the triumphant worldwide smash hit comedy There’s a Girl in My Soup, brings us a very different treat -a murder story, a courtroom drama, a suspenseful thriller. Television journalist James Highwood has made his career out of challenging the British Justice system in his documentary programmes. Now, suddenly, he finds the system challenging him as he is brought to court on a charge of murder. Highwood admits the killing but perversely chooses to defend himself, pushing the tolerance of the court to its limits and framing his defence in terms calculated to incense the judge. Tom Conti is brilliantly suited to the part of James Highwood in this gripping courtroom drama. With more than its share of surprising twists and turns, it will keep you guessing until the very end -not to be missed.

2012