"Learned Friends" by former barrister, Ginny Davis, is a "lively, intelligent courtroom drama" (Leamington Spa Courier), "truly captivating, witty and engaging" and "beautifully crafted, intriguing and entertaining" according to previous audience members. It comes to London following two sell out runs at Old Shire Hall, Warwick and performances at Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, both former Crown Court venues.
Synopsis: Prosecution and defence counsel await the verdict in a high profile criminal trial. Prosecution counsel is bored; defence counsel preoccupied. Each holds a secret. Irregularities in the trial emerge which threaten friendships, careers and the true course of justice. Two women at the height of their game employ career defining advocacy skills to defend what they believe is right. Who wins? Guess.
Principal roles are as follows:
Mandy Armstrong - Sharon Baylis (trained at Bristol University and The Drama Studio, Ealing. Previous credits include The Bill, Emmerdale, Juliet Bravo, Bergerac, The Mousetrap)
Judith Taylor - Ginny Davis (Edinburgh Fringe sell out writer and performer. 5* reviews for "Double Booked" and "Something Fishy")
HHJ Charles Savage - The Hon Mr Justice William Davis
Philip Bullimore - Michael Bott (Former member of RSC and National Theatre companies, 2014-5 credits include Doctors, Skylight 2014, The Scandalous Lady W).
Performances will take place at 1 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm. Each performance will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. The audience will move between the lower hall and historic Court One where they will occupy the well of the court and seats usually used by court officials and jurors and gain a true sense of involvement in a high stakes criminal trial.
70 seats are available for each performance. So, if you'd like to go, book early, HERE. All three performances are bookable on this link. You just have to scroll down.
For more details of Ginny Davis Productions please go to www.ginnydavis.com