SPP Theatre Company returns home with Murmuring Judges
By Peevo | Sunday, October 21, 2012, 23:20
On November 15, people in Bristol will be voting for the first crime commissioners, while on the same day a timely production of David Hare's Murmuring Judges takes to the stage in the city, taking a forensic look at the police and judiciary.
Tickets now available for Murmuring Judges, produced by SPP Theatre Company, Nov 15, 16, 17.
The SPP Theatre Company, Southville, returns to its
spiritual home for the first time in a year with a new production of David
Hare's Murmuring Judges in November.
The new production highlights how the play is as relevant
today as when it was first staged at the National Theatre in 1991. Focussing on
the inner workings of the police and judiciary, the play looks at how the
country was dealing with the pervading threat of terrorism as a result of the
ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland.
The plot centres around the arrest of a young man possibly
in the wrong place at the wrong time, and although in this instance he is a lad
from Northern Ireland, there are obvious parallels with 2012 and the
establishment's treatment of suspected terrorists and extremists today.
Sean Colledge and Oliver Grills are co-directing the
production which is looking to recreate the vibrancy of the original production.
At times a busy stage sees all three sets of characters - police, judiciary and prison service - acting
out their scenes independent of each other in order to create an overview of
how the justice system is interlinked, and how it colludes to achieve the same
A large cast of police officers, legal professionals, prison
officers and petty criminals makes Murmuring Judges one of the biggest
productions from SPP Theatre Company for some time, which is another reason for
making use of the large space offered by St Paul's Church.
Murmuring Judges is being performed on November 15, 16 and
17, at St Paul's Church, Coronation Road, Southvile, Bristol.
Tel - 0117 977 2882.
For more information and to buy tickets go to: www.spptheatrecompany.org.uk