There’s something almost adorable (and definitely funny) about the ways that Silence In Court — a rape trial that allows you to be the jury — misses the mark. The performances often falter, especially during an improvised cross-examination, and the plot’s hobbled by its reduction to a mere “he said, she said” that lacks any evidence or the more tempting nuance of what consent means when intoxicated. But its biggest crime is the choice, somewhere along the way, that “sassy judge” would be a good fit for a story about rape. Beautiful courtroom location, interesting premise, but shaky, sassy execution.
Silence In Court is playing at New Town Theatre until August 25th (not 19th).
Tickets: £14 (£13)