Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller has been hailed as ‘the classiest, most intelligent drama playing on the West End’. It brings the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film, considered one of the great ‘must-sees’ of all time, to the stage.
Why go and see it?
Following a recording-breaking West End season, this powerful production of Twelve Angry Men is back in session!
Alife in the balance. Twelve men. One verdict.
STAR CASTING TO BE ANNOUNCED.
A jury has 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 huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…
Now it’s your turn to witness a ‘BRILLIANT’, ‘RIVETING’, ‘TRIUMPH’ of a show.
Twelve Angry Men at Theatre Royal Brighton from Mon 20 Nov to Sat 25 Nov 2023
Mon – Sat at 19:45
Thu and Sat at 14:30
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New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
The following may contain spoilers
“Twelve Angry Men” is a renowned play written by Reginald Rose. It was first produced for television in 1954 and later adapted for the big screen in 1957. The story revolves around a jury of twelve men who are tasked with deciding the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murdering his father. Reginald Rose’s work explores themes of justice, prejudice, and the power of the individual in the face of societal pressure.
The play is primarily set in a jury room, where the twelve men gather to deliberate the case. Initially, most of the jurors are quick to assume the defendant’s guilt due to circumstantial evidence and personal biases.
Throughout the play, the audience gets to witness the diversity of the jurors and the conflicts that arise due to their different personalities, backgrounds, and values. Personalities clash, tensions rise, and prejudices come to the surface as each juror’s viewpoint is challenged. The play highlights the flaws in the justice system and emphasizes the importance of deliberation, empathy, and critical thinking.
Reginald Rose’s “Twelve Angry Men” is celebrated for its powerful exploration of human nature, justice, and the power of persuasion. It has been praised for its character development, intricate plot, and thought-provoking themes. The play has been adapted numerous times for stage, film, and television, cementing its status as a classic of American drama.