You, the Jury – Is he guilty or Innocent?

November 15, 2016

Did Bill Hughes do it? Well, last weekend over a 100 theatre patrons witnessed the Jury’s decision.

Max & Saul[Photo l-r: Max Eastcott & Saul Standerwick.]

You may also stand witness to the Jury’s decision for a second time this weekend, when again the accused Bill Hughes faces his accuser, the vague and airheaded television hostess named Clarissa Townley.

Prosecution Attorney Mrs Slater (Lee Loudon) and Defence Barrister Ms. Drexel (Linda McDouall), who variously grill no less than eight witnesses, and you have an intriguing legal question-mark.

“You, the Jury” is a one-act play that runs slightly more than an hour. With the accused either convicted and led away in handcuffs; acquitted and back in the arms of his mother and girlfriend as a free man; or, in the case of a hung jury, further remanded to appear at a new trial, attention will turn to discussing the case over afternoon tea or supper, which is Included in the ticket price.

Supper will be served in the Roxy Café after this Saturday evening’s performance and afternoon tea will follow this Sunday’s matinee.

The afternoon tea and supper will be catered for by two of Bingara’s best local organisations – CWA (Country Women’s Association), and the Friends of Touriandi. The involvement of these organisations means that “You, the Jury” will be yet another example of the Bingara community working together.

Last weekend Bingara Lions Club, the local committee for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service catered for the evening supper and the matinee afternoon tea.

The cast of 15 is under the direction of Christine Fry. Chris has made her directional debut after acting roles in recent Theatre Company productions such as “The Curious Savage” and “Murdered to Death”. Also in the cast are Tanya Heaton, Rebekah Turner, Sally Olive, Judy Adams, John Wearne, Frances Bilsborough, Henry Martin, Robyn Phillips and Gail List.

Attempting to bring some order to all this, Narrator and Court Clerk Rick Hutton has a particularly important part to play. Presiding over court proceedings is Judge Vance (Max Eastcott), who wields the gavel frequently as the two sides wrestle to gain ascendency.

So… that you all want to see the trial, here are the details.

Evening performance – Saturday November 19th @7.30 pm  – plus supper in the Roxy Cafe following the performance.
Matinee performance – Sunday November 20th @ 2.30 pm – plus afternoon tea in the Roxy Cafe following the performance.

$25.00 per person – ticket price includes supper in the Roxy Cafe following evening performances or afternoon tea in the Roxy Cafe following matinee performances.

The Roxy Theatre – ALLOCATED Seats ONLY

(North West Theatre Company) You the Jury – Producer: John Wearne 0418 419 684.