Twelve Angry Men extends - Tom Conti Joins cast
Twelve Angry Men has extended its booking period to 14 June 2014 at the Garrick Theatre.
There will also be cast changes for the extension with Martin Shaw leaving the production after the 22 March 2014 performance. From 31 March, Tom Conti takes Shaw's role as Juror 8 - the role made famous by Henry Fonda, Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey are remaining in the play.
Tom Conti is best known for films such as Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine. Awards include an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his stage performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? and a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Reuben Reuben.
Twelve Angry Men opened 11 Nov 2013, following previews from 7 Nov, to mostly good notices from the popular press: "... has a gripping theatrical conviction ... a noble, dignified addition to the West End roster." (Londontheatre.co.uk); "... gives a vivid impression of the way jurors allow their rooted prejudices and personal hang-ups to influence their verdict." (Michael Billington for The Guardian); " ... the drama’s neat, almost sentimental ending ... lingers in the mind long after the last curtain call." (Jane Shilling for Daily Telegraph).
Twelve Angry Men is written by Reginald Rose, directed by Christopher Haydon and produced by by Bill Kenwright in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Nica Burns.
Twelve jurors have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax ...