Multiple award winner Tom Conti is to lead the jury out on the road in Twelve Angry Men for a UK tour following its record-breaking run in the West End.
Bill Kenwright’s production extended its run at the Garrick Theatre three times. Conti starred as Juror number 8, the role made famous by Henry Fonda, and he is reprising this role for a UK run starting on January 27 at the Theatre Royal Windsor.
Additional dates will be announced in due course.
Tom Conti is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation.
Unforgettable as the leading man in hit films like Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine, he has also carved out a hugely successful career both on stage and screen.
Recent movies include The Dark Knight Rises and Street Dance. 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.
He and Dame Judi Dench were recently jointly voted the Most Popular Actors in the West End in the last 25 years.
He is joined on tour by new jury member Andrew Lancel (Corrie’s villainous businessman Frank Foster).
And taking their places on the jury once more are Robert Duncan (Gus Hedges in Drop The Dead Donkey), Andrew Frame (EastEnders), David Calvitto, Mark Carter (Hollyoaks) and Sean Power.
Forming the rest of the jury will be Denis Lil, Paul Beech, Alexander Forsyth, Edward Halsted and Gareth David-Lloyd.
Jon Carver, who has had a recurring role in Doctors, returns to play The Guard.
Lauded as one of the great ‘must-see’ movies of all time, Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men originated as a television play and has been successfully adapted for film, radio and stage.
The 1957 Oscar-nominated film version starred and was produced by Henry Fonda.
Twelve Angry Men follows twelve jurors hold 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…
TOUR DATES 2015
January 26-February 7, Theatre Royal, Windsor
February 9-14, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
February 17-21, New Theatre, Cardiff
February 23-28, Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
March 2-7, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
March 9-14, Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
March 16-21, Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
March 23-28, The Lowry, Salford
March 30-April 4, Theatre Royal, Bath
April 6-11, Grand Theatre, Leeds
April 13-18, Grand Opera Theatre, York
April 20-25, Venue Cymru, Llandudno
April 27-May 2, Richmond Theatre, Richmond