Cause Célèbre by Terence Rattigan

On Wednesday 16th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2011

Prisoners in the dock as the jury is sworn in

The play was directed by Nick Brazil and featured a good mix of familiar and new faces to the Basildon stage.

Sisters Edith Davenport and Stella Morris discuss the trial
Young Tony Davenport and his friend Randolph Brown

The play is a tense courtroom drama covering a famous murder trial of the 1930’s and has recently been produced both at the Old Vic and on Radio 4 as part of the Centenary celebrations of Rattigan’s birth. Click here to read a review of the production.

Alma Rattenbury and her daughter Christine
Alma and prison wardress Joan Webster in disguise to avoid attacks from the mob
Alma and Francis Rattenbury
Edith and her son Tony
Defence lawyers for the two accused
George Wood and Alma Rattenbury
Alma attempts to befriend the police seargent
Prosecution and defence barristers
John Davenport makes Edith an interesting offer
George Wood instructs his counsel
Alma and George discover Francis has been seriously injured
Irene Riggs' pleas are not taken seriously by the barristers