Monday 14 October 2013
Everyman, Cheltenham

Rough Justice

Tom Conti returns to the Everyman after delighting audiences in the hilarious Wife after Death. He is one of the UK’s most popular actors and recent television roles include Lark Rise to Candleford. He has won several awards including an Olivier and a Tony for his performance in Whose Life is it Anyway and who will ever forget him in the film of Shirley Valentine?! He and Judy Dench were recently voted the most popular actors in the West End over the last 25 years.

In Terence Frisby’s courtroom drama, he plays a television journalist who has made his career out of challenging the British Justice System. Now, suddenly he finds the system challenging him as he is brought to court on a charge of murder, a killing he admits but chooses to defend himself.

Rough Justice

. The play received great critical and audience acclaim during its first UK tour last year and keeps the audience guessing until the very end.

“Rough Justice unfolds with deliberate elegance, teasing out its story line and its characters until the audience – given the task of jury – is utterly absorbed.” Daily Telegraph