Tom Conti is joined by Wales’ own Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood) in the cast of Twelve Angry Men coming to Cardiff from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 February.
Following its record breaking West End run, this powerful new production of Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller has been hailed as the “classiest, most intelligent drama in the West End”.
A Jury has 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 huge dilemma as prejudices and preconceived ideas as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…
Olivier Award winner, Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Tom Conti returns as juror number 8, the role made famous by Henry Fonda. Tom is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation - unforgettable as the leading man in hit films such as Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine. He will be joined by Gareth David-Lloyd, who is best known for his role as Ianto Jones in the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood and new jury member Andrew Lancel, best known for playing the villainous businessman Frank Foster in Coronation Street. Taking their places on the jury once more are Robert Duncan, best known for his role as the as jargon-spouting chief executive Gus Hedges in Drop The Dead Donkey, Andrew Frame, who starred as P.C Hargreaves in EastEnders, David Calvitto, whose many theatre credits include These Shining Lives and The Odd Couple, Mark Carter, whose TV credits include Hollyoaks, Utopia and The Knock and Sean Power, who starred in ITV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Fright Night 2. Jon Carver, who has had a recurring role in Doctors, returns to play The Guard.
Forming the rest of the jury will be Denis Lill, who starred in The Royal and Only Fools And Horses, Paul Beech, whose theatre credits include King Lear and A Tale of Two Cities, Alexander Forsyth, who has starred in stage productions of Porcelain and It Never Ends, and Edward Halsted, who starred in Holby City and Jonathan Creek.
Twelve Angry Men is at the New Theatre from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 February. Tickets are on sale now with tickets from £9.50 to £30.50 and special prices for children. For further details about the show or to book tickets* visit www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or call the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889.