Legal Fictions with Edward Fox at Savoy from 21 Feb


Legal Fictions with Edward Fox at Savoy from 21 Feb

Following a short UK tour, Legal Fictions, a double-bill of legal comic drama - The Dock Brief and Edwin - by John Mortimer, is at the Savoy Theatre from 21 Feb 2008 to 26 April 2008, starring Edward Fox, Nicholas Woodeson, Polly Adams.

Directed by Christopher Morahan, the writer of Rumpole of the Bailey brings his insider knowledge to this double-bill using barbed wit and judicial humour to show that the law can make an ass of any of us.

THE DOCK BRIEF, an incompetent barrister, Morganhall is asked to represent the lugubrious Mr Fowle who confesses to murdering his jovial wife. Although the two of them rehearse a masterly defence in the cell, when they reach the courtroom everything goes horribly wrong.

EDWIN, retired High Court Judge, Fennimore Truscott can’t break the habit of trying as many people as he can - in his imagination. But when he turns his overly suspicious mind towards his wife’s friendship with the next door neighbour, he opens up a can of worms.

EDWARD FOX'S West End credits include "You Never Can Tell" at the Garrick in 2005; "The Old Masters" at the Comedy in 2004; "The Chiltern Hundreds" at the Vaudeville in 1999, "A Letter of Resignation" at the Comedy in 1997 and Savoy in 1998. His most famous TV role was as the Duke of Windsor in 1978 TV series "Edward and Mrs Simpson".

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