Trial by Jury
LOVEHISTORY ARE SENTENCING AUDIENCES TO A GRIPPING EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT
After the success of its launch in 2017, Lovehistory’s Trial By Jury returns once again for three nights at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall this August, with a gripping brand new trial.
From Wed 15 – Fri 17 Au 2018, this compelling immersive theatre production will put the audience in the driving seat and give them the power to decide the fate of those on trial. Guilty or not guilty? You decide!
The show was first introduced in April last year, and following its success, has returned time and again and each occasion offering a new historical case.
The exciting courtroom drama is brought to life by history specialist theatre company Lovehistory – the creative minds behind The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History Tours and Murder at St George’s Hall Series.
Set in the courts of St George’s Hall where many infamous Liverpool cases were once tried, this is the perfect evening for anyone who loves a good courtroom drama. Put those skills of deliberation to the test as details of a real-life historical court case are revealed.
The evening commences with audiences being witness to a grisly historical murder. The full details of the crime will then be revealed through compelling performances, re-enactments and narrated by our very own Sherlock Holmes style detective who takes us back to that fateful night.
After all the harrowing details of the crime have been laid out, the prosecution and defence then present their arguments through a compelling courtroom style drama – it is then in the hands of the audience, who become the jury for the case; given the task of balancing all the evidence from both sides and deciding a verdict. The fate of the accused will be in their hands as they await nervously in the dock for the outcome.
Will it be the Gallows? A lifetime of hard labour? Or will it be mercy? Only the audience will have the power to make that decision, with punishments and sentencing relative to the historical period of the crime.
Once the judge has passed sentence from the jury’s verdict, see how close the outcome was to the real-life sentence which will then also be revealed.
Audiences at March’s event were responsible for deciding the fate of a young gang member, Michael McLean and the murder of the Spanish Sailor Exequel Rodriguez Nuniez in 1884. After witnessing the tragic details unfold audiences in their roles as jurors battled it out in the Jury Room to decide the young man’s fate, he was just seventeen years old.
During the three nights, the jurors reached a unanimous decision to spare the young man from the Gallows, although history showed no mercy and Michael McLean was hanged at Kirkdale Gaol! Will the defendant at this trial be subjected to the same end?
The crime and court-case planned for the upcoming event will be kept top secret until the evening of the first performance.