Park Theatre streams lockdown drama about a digital jury
PUBLISHED: 11:20 25 August 2020 | UPDATED: 11:20 25 August 2020
Martin Murphy’s Jury by the Finsbury Park theatre follows a complex and gripping case being tried via Zoom
Finsbury Park’s Park Theatre is streaming a new play, staged during lockdown and performed by one of its online creative learning classes.
Jury by Martin Murphy is free to view on YouTube until September 2 with voluntary donations going towards the Park Life Fund to help the theatre through its enforced closure.
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Park Theatre Company’s Script Class worked via Zoom with director Amy Allen to stage the comedy drama, which foregrounds the beleagured criminal justice system as it tries to tackle a backlog of court cases digitally.
The jury are logging onto Zoom and have just 45 minutes to reach a verdict in a gripping, complex and polarising high profile case.
Artistic Director Jez Bond said, “I’m delighted to be sharing this production, which is a shining example of participation in our creative learning programme by a brilliantly theatrical group. I hope everyone enjoys this play about the ‘new normal’- and to those who are able to make a donation, we thank you.”
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