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Jury Play

Jury Play
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Fascinating and provocative. ★★★★
The Stage


    Written byBen Harrison and Dr Jenny Scott
    Start date3 Oct 2017
    End date7 Oct 2017
  • MatineeSat 7 Oct, 2.30pm
  • TicketsFull price £22 / Standard concession £18 / Under 30s £15 / Other concession £11

    World Premiere
    A Grid Iron and Traverse Theatre Company Co-Production

    Juror participation is not a feature of our criminal trials. But what if the system could be different?

    Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr Jenny Scott, this immersive play transforms Traverse 1 into a courtroom where barriers are deconstructed and jurors take centre stage.

    We tune in to the thoughts, fears and anxieties of fifteen jurors, selected from the audience, as they struggle to stay focused in a high profile murder trial. What does ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ actually mean? Why do the advocates sometimes talk in Latin? Why is all the evidence presented in an illogical order?

    Peter the Judge is disaffected. For years he has watched as the jurors struggled with understanding the complexities of evidence and cross-examination. Maybe it’s time for a change, for an experiment in democracy.

    Grid Iron bring their 21 year-old multi-award winning expertise in immersive and audience-centred work to bear on the dynamics of a courtroom; re-imagining the architecture, the subtle oppressions and the failure to deal with prejudice.

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    Tue 3 Oct , 7.30pm

    Dates & times
    Wed 4 – Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm
    Sat 7 Oct, 2.30pm

    Preview tickets
    £16 / £12

    Full price £22
    Standard concession £18
    Under 30s £15
    Other concession £11

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Age recommendation

    Jury selection will take place at the start of each performance. Audience members will have the option to opt out.

    Supported by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council

    Image by Istock

    • Ben Harrison

    • Emily James

    • David Paul Jones

      Composer & Sound Designer
    • Paul Claydon

      Lighting Designer
    • Lewis den Hertog

      Video Designer
    • John Bett, Mary Gapinski, Neil John Gibson, Sean Hay, Helen Mackay, Kirstin Murray, Gail Watson

    • Fascinating and provocative. ★★★★
      The Stage
    • This intriguing play gets you thinking and raises important questions for which there are, as yet, no answers. ★★★★
      Edinburgh Guide
    • Eminently playful. ★★★★
      The Herald

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