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First rehearsal in the courts!

Last night we had our first rehearsal in the court rooms for “The Trial of Joshua Slade”, special thanks to Kate who was the court artist for the evening and taking a few snaps of the events as they unfolded!

 

Dr Wilson is sworn in as the prosecuting lawyer, Mr Stork looks on
Dr Wilson is sworn in as the prosecuting lawyer, Mr Stork looks on
Joshua Slade stands in the box, watched by the constable and William Heddings, accused of stealing a pig from the late Reverend Waterhouse
Joshua Slade stands in the box, watched by the constable and William Heddings, accused of stealing a pig from the late Reverend Waterhouse
Mrs Garner landlady sworn in
Mrs Garner, landlady of the Swan public house, is sworn in
Mrs Whitney, neighbour to the victim is sworn in
Mrs Whitney, neighbour to the victim is sworn in
Baron Garrow listens to the witness while Mr Taylor, defending lawyer, looks nervously at his notes
Baron Garrow listens to the witness while Mr Taylor, defending lawyer, looks nervously at his notes
The clerk of the court reads out their verdict.
The clerk of the court reads out their verdict.

 

Tickets are available NOW, so if you want to see this production with a strictly low capacity due to room available in the court rooms contact Marilyn at 01480 411883.

The Trial of Joshua Slade

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We are currently working on a very special collaboration with the Mayor of Huntingdon’s charities to perform this piece.  “The Trial of Joshua Slade” is a recreation of an actual court case with a script from local historian Richard Meredith and uses the actual records taken by the clerk on the day to put forward the evidence available and let the modern day audience make up their own minds.

In 1827, this case captured the imagination of the public, leading to large crowds congregating around Huntingdon court and crowding the streets, bringing the town to a halt. The murder of Reverend Josiah Waterhouse on the 3rd of July gained national attention and media coverage and the trial was monitored closely by central government and presided over by Mr Baron Garrow (the man who was the focus of the BBC series “Garrow’s Law” and first coined the phrase “innocent until proven guilty”) and The Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

In May of 2014 we are going to be performing this in the very court room the case was heard in nearly 200 years ago. For tickets contact Marilyn from the Huntingdon Town Council on 01480 411883, they’re £5 each (including complimentary drink) and in limited number, we are excited about this production and hope you will be too!