Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Although not strictly a play, SILENCE IN COURT was sold to the public as ‘entertainment’. And entertaining it certainly was and the audience got involved without hesitation or embarrassment. Designed to be sold on for corporate use, it is explained to the audience at the outset that they are to witness the speeches by prosecuting and defence counsels in a rape case, hear the Judge’s summing up and then (when these actors have retired for 20 minutes) discuss among themselves, with a self-appointed Jury foreman, what the verdict should be. The cast then reassemble and the defendant and the plaintif can be asked questions by the Jury (us). This is all good fun and after another shorter court rising the Verdict is delivered.