Stage Whispers declares HTC’s “Twelve Angry Men” transcendent!

What is truth? What is doubt? Hell! A young man’s life is at stake! What’s it gonna take to break through the prejudice?…to question motive?…to cast aside preconceptions?

“Twelve Angry Men” written by Reginald Rose and directed by Chris Baldock

Coral Drouyn of “Stage Whispers” wrote a thoroughly enthralling review of Heidelberg Theatre Company’s current production of Reginald Rose’s “Twelve Angry Men”.

Check it out here:
Stage Whispers Review of Twelve Angry Men →

The clincher was Coral’s final judgement on the Chris Baldock’s production……”Sometimes good theatre transcends all of our expectation. This is VERY good theatre.”

– Couldn’t ask for more than that!

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HTC’s – Twelve Angry Men…..”Far be it from me to call anyone a liar…”

“Everyone gets a fair trial…..that’s the system….   Well I suppose you can’t say anything against it.

“Twelve Angry Men” written by Reginald Rose and directed by Chris Baldock

The jury are locked in…it’s stinking hot…and jury member Number Eight refuses to accept the murder case as ‘open and shut’. What is truth? What is doubt? Hell! A young man’s life is at stake! What’s it gonna take to break through the prejudice?…to question motive?…to cast aside preconceptions?….to question the testimony they have just heard! Be prepared for some tough questions!

First written in 1954, this powerful drama continues to enthral audiences 70 years later. Its themes are just as pertinent in our world today.

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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Heidelberg Theatre Company presents “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose (29 APR – 14 MAY 2016)

“He got a fair trial didn’t he?……….but this is open and shut! Let’s get it done.”

“Twelve Angry Men” directed by Chris Baldock

Twelve Angry Men is a gripping study of a jury in lock up in stifling summer heat to consider their verdict on a young coloured man accused of murder. The white, mostly middle-class, jurors favour a vote of guilty in this ‘open-and-shut’ case – all but one, who thinks a reasonable doubt exists. So begins a penetrating examination of how men struggle to deliver justice in a world where prejudice, racism and privilege hold such strong sway, often below the surface.

First written in 1954, this powerful drama continues to enthral audiences 70 years later. Its themes are just as pertinent in our world today.

(Text by Chris Mclean)

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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