One man’s belief in the defendant’s innocence agonises jury in play

REHEARSALS are roaring along for Richmond Players’ upcoming production of the classic play, Twelve Angry Men.

One man stands alone in his belief in the innocence of a young man.

Can he convince his fellow jurors to change their minds? Could they be setting a murderer free? The pressure mounts, and some are ready to crack!

The play is the directorial debut of Nathan Zamprogno, who has trodden the boards in many Players productions, including as ‘Sergeant Trotter’ in last year’s sold-out hit, The Mousetrap.

“This is special for us as we’ve wanted to bring this play to our audiences for some time,’’ he said. ‘‘The rights were unavailable for years, and it’s satisfying that we are now able to. 

‘‘We’re aiming for an authentic period adaptation of the play, and I’m delighted at the cast of Players regulars and new faces we’ve assembled.”

The cast includes Martin Crew, Ken Fletcher, Ian Fletcher, Ross Hinds, Joe Joyce, Lachlan Lyons, James McLanders, Ben Newton, Mike Rochfort, Andrew Stofberg, Jared Turner and Aurel Vasilescu. 

Tickets are now on sale for five performances only from May 17 to May 31 for $15 concession or $20 for adults. Matinees are 24th and 31st only.

“Our May season last year sold out before opening night, so people would be well advised to reserve their tickets soon at the Players website.

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Messages can be left on the enquiry line 8006 6997. 

Performances are at Richmond School of Arts, corner March and West Market streets, Richmond.