Many months in the planning and making, our co-productions The Petty Sessions and the Coroner’s Inquest have come and gone without a hitch. Okay, just the one, when our special effects smoke set off the alarm for a little while. But that was it. The place was packed, and our talented cast from Twisted Events Presents were amazing. The material was researched by academics from the University of Hertfordshire, led by Professors Tim Hitchcock and Owen Davies with Louise Falcini and then sympathetically scripted by Janet Rawson and Stephanie Grainger. Production, Lighting and Special Effects by Ben Cooper. Inspired court-room drama. For some background on why many lower court sessions were held in pubs during the 18C and 19C, please see our previous post.
A big thank-you to the staff of The George in the Strand who supported us superbly and did sterling work to keep our boisterous audience fed and watered
Here are some pictures – all by Patrick Loftus.
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