Caught up in court drama

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - ON STAGE - By Jack Troughton

Au­di­ences at Javea Play­ers’ pro­duc­tion of court­room drama Rough Jus­tice can ex­pect a chal­leng­ing and emo­tional night’s en­ter­tain­ment as a well-known tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter goes on trial for the mur­der of his baby boy.

A se­ri­ous drama un­folds as James High­wood, front­man of pop­u­lar show ‘British Jus­tice?’ finds him­self in the dock over the killing – he was ar­rested by po­lice af­ter rush­ing the ninemonth-old baby to hos­pi­tal.

And the de­fen­dant – who de­cides to de­fend him­self – is pur­sued by a top bar­ris­ter and sparks fly be­tween High­wood, the Queen’s Coun­sel and the judge.

De­mand for tick­ets means an ex­tra night for the pro­duc­tion has been an­nounced, on Satur­day Novem­ber 24 – the orig­i­nal run was Mon­day Novem­ber 26 to Satur­day De­cem­ber 1, but af­ter the Wed­nes­day to Satur­day shows sold “like hot cakes” the pro­duc­tion was ex­tended.

Tick­ets are €10 are avail­able from www.javeaplay­ers.com – if any­one has a prob­lem, call 634 330 915 or email box­of­fice@javeaplay­ers.com. Doors open at 19.30 and the show starts at 20.00 each night.

Lind­say John­son, di­rec­tor of Rough Jus­tice, said: “When you come across a play as well writ­ten as Rough Jus­tice, you learn it has been per­formed by some of the UK’s top pro­fes­sional ac­tors – Tom Conti, Di­ane Quick and Mar­tin Shaw – and that it has been ex­tremely well re­ceived by au­di­ences around the coun­try; then you know you are on to a win­ner.

“Who wouldn’t be moved by this pretty har­row­ing sit­u­a­tion? But that is the point of the play. You will be moved, you will be torn be­tween what is morally the right thing to do, and what is legally the right thing to do, and you will be torn which way the ver­dict should go.”

Photo: Phil Mansell

Lind­say John­son in ac­tion

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