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Twelve Angry Men

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4.8/5 - based on 94 reviews
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About Twelve Angry Men

Performance Times
Mon - 19:45
Tue - 19:45
Wed - 19:45
Thu 15:00 19:45
Fri - 19:45
Sat 15:00 19:45
Sun - -

Twelve Angry Men description

Twelve Angry Men – The ultimate courtroom drama

This play has wowed audiences in cinemas and theatres across the world. It has been transformed into huge radio and TV hits. And now it’s on the West End stage, probably one of the most popular ever courtroom dramas with a beautifully simple proposition examined in infinitely intelligent and compelling detail. It’s called Twelve Angry Men. And it’s a classic of our time.

Twelve Angry Men - The story

A 12 man jury is tasked with establishing the guilt or innocence of a young layabout, who is accused of murdering his own father. The key is ‘reasonable doubt’, without which a conviction is impossible. At first the blame seems clear. All but one of the jury members is dead certain the boy is as guilty as sin. But one lone dissenter disagrees and, gradually, the rest of the jurors realise all is not what it seems.

This remarkable piece of work explores the intricacies and challenges of coming to a consensus, especially when the jury consists of such different personalities, from such disparate backgrounds.

In fact it is thought to be so socially relevant that in 2007, it was chosen by the US Library of Congress for preservation by the United States National Film Registry because of its considerable cultural, historical and aesthetic significance. In other words, it’s a museum piece of the very best order, just as good today as it was in the 1950s, with a storyline that’s equally relevant to today’s murder cases.

Copied by many, loved by millions

A remarkable number of TV series have used 12 Angry Men as inspiration for an episode. Hancock’s Half Hour, The Dead Zone, The Odd Couple, King of the Hill, Matlock, Monk, Robot Chicken, Charmed and The Simpsons are just a few, and the list goes on… and on. There’s no better homage, illustrating just how influential Reginald Rose’s unforgettable story has been over the past five decades.

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Twelve Angry Men reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 94 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (54%)
Families (55%)
Teenagers (61%)
Couples (88%)
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Latest customer reviews
Anonymous
Great story - great cast

Reviewed on 13 June 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent film translated well to the stage.

Loved this production. Lots of familiar faces, excellent acting especially by Mr. Fahey, all the cast were great.

Reviewed on 12 June 2014 by

Anonymous
brilliant...loved ut

Reviewed on 03 June 2014 by

Anonymous
Good night out

Very enjoyable particularly for my newly invested solicitor son !! Stalls row 0 ,seats 12-14 OK view.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Still relevant today

A superb play, with wonderful performances by the whole cast.

Reviewed on 30 May 2014 by

Anonymous
12 angry men

I enjoyed the show very much.several points: It would have helped to have judge's summary before show started. I was not clear how 12th man declared his not guilty verdict. Why no women on jury?

Reviewed on 26 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent and gripping

Love everything about it . Wonderful performances

Reviewed on 25 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent play - well worth a visit

Reviewed on 18 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Thought Provoking

The acting was excellent & voices very clear. Tom Conti & Robert Vaughan always great to watch.

Reviewed on 18 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent show

Couldn't fault any part of the acting and direction - perfect delivery. We really liked Tom Conti as the lead (we did notice the difference in the age of the character between play and film but it wasn't noteworthy for anything but for being different). The only reason I haven't put 5 stars for everything was my partner thought the lead's costume wasn't of the right period - hardly an issue. We thought it was one of the best shows on stage.

Reviewed on 17 May 2014 by

Anonymous
An acting masterclass

This show is as good as, if not better than the film. Which I didn't think would be possible. The only draw back is that the theatre is right in between Leicester square & covent garden so it's nightmare to get away from after the performance. Small price to pay after a great night out.

Reviewed on 12 May 2014 by

Anonymous
A Wonderful Evening

Fantastic acting, great story; we were in Stalls Row J and had a good view in the lovely Garrick Theatre. I would highly recommend this production to all.

Reviewed on 10 May 2014 by

Anonymous
A brilliant play

Well worth spending two hours enthralled with this post court room scene. You are immediately captured by the story and the implications of our actions on others.

Reviewed on 30 April 2014 by

Anonymous
12 Angry Men need not be so angry !

I thoroughly enjoyed this classic play well done by a very good cast

Reviewed on 30 April 2014 by

Anonymous
sheer brilliance

Gripping from the start,thought provoking, emotionally draining. An absolute must

Reviewed on 28 April 2014 by

Anonymous
Great Cast - Little Seats - Big Show

C10 Dress Circle perfect view, but even the restricted views had a good view of this show as the main action is centre stage. Tom Conti is gentle and modestly mocking in the role, but it is the rest of the cast that captivate. The irony is translated as comedy, which balances some very intense scenes. Glad they extended the run and that I was able to see this show. It's knock knee seats in the Dress Circle, but I think we had the best view.

Reviewed on 26 April 2014 by

Anonymous
Rerr

Had a rerr time glad I went

Reviewed on 25 April 2014 by

Anonymous
Twelve angry men

Very good play and excellent acting

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by

Anonymous
truly intriguing!

Awesome actors and brilliant storyline. The actors are great in being who they are acting, and all the argument is logical and step by step. Generally, The whole thing is involving, with a little humour, and leaves us thinking afterwards.

Reviewed on 18 April 2014 by

Anonymous
my experiance

seat was a little restricted J1 a pillar in front of me lost sight of actors at some parts did not spoil my enjoyment of the show overall

Reviewed on 27 March 2014 by

Anonymous

Excellent story which was very well acted and very interesting to watch.

Reviewed on 26 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Theatre at its best

The acting of this play is first class. There are no weak links. It requires concentration as we follow the arguments of the story. It is not really suitable for young people as there is not too much action. The direction is excellent as, although the action takes place in one room, it is never static due to well plotted character movement. If you are a theatre goer you will enjoy this.

Reviewed on 25 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Lived up, to expectation

Martin Shaw was outstanding such a stage precent,but everybody were very good

Reviewed on 24 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Outstanding

Fabulous story, actors and sets. This is what the West End should be all about.

Reviewed on 20 March 2014 by

Anonymous

12 Angry Men is one of my all time favourite movies so I was a bit hesitant to see this play as I thought it probably couldn't live up to the film. I wouldn't say it was as good as the film but it was gripping and I am glad I saw it. The only thing that I found a bit irksome was the fake American accents. I am originally from America and they grated a bit. Otherwise, great show.

Reviewed on 19 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Clever and enjoyable

Reviewed on 09 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Fantastic drama

Great for those who love courtroom dramas. Young people may find it boring though but we loved it!

Reviewed on 09 March 2014 by

Anonymous
what a great night

When I read a show is gripping -I wonder.This really was a great ,gripping show from beginning to end.The simple set added to the drama. Fabulous

Reviewed on 06 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Classic lesson in persuasion and negotiation

Simple set to the point of starkness. American by definition. A classic depiction of the power of a lone honest voice.

Reviewed on 03 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Olney girls

Play was very good with super acting throughout. Well worth seeing. Theatre is a bit dated with some rather uncomfortable , squeaky seats but nothing that can't be suffered for a couple of hours. The sound could have been better perhaps this was because we were near the back in the stalls. A better position would have been at the front of the circle. Martin Shaw was great but what else would expect!!

Reviewed on 28 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Emotional experience

Possibly the best stage play I have ever seen. Very powerful and emotional. Martin Shaw has to be one of this country's best actors.

Reviewed on 27 February 2014 by

Anonymous

Very entertaining and absorbing. A serious subject interjected with humour but the underling moral remains throughout. Anyone who has been a juror will immediately empathise with the story to one degree or other! Well worth a visit and great acting

Reviewed on 23 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Two happy people

Excellent story with an exceptional cast.

Reviewed on 23 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Disappointing

Largely disappointed in this play, the over exaggerated accents gave the whole performance an air of amateur dramatics and the ill advised little quips which had sections of the audience laughing heartily only served to reverse any progress toward a tense atmosphere.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Theatre at it's very best

Reviewed on 18 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Simplistic plot

Although set 60 years ago, only one of the 12 jurors smoked. They all walked around the room too much which does not happen in real life. The did not interrupt each other as happens in real jury room. The only juror who sweated, kept his jacket on. The acoustics were bad and it was difficult to hear in row T. Badly directed & came across as total fiction.

Reviewed on 16 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Tamworth couple

Very intense but well worth the effort. All performers were excellent and dialogue very clear

Reviewed on 16 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Awesome Acting for an American Classic

The Garrick Theatre is a great venue to watch a play, we were in the front row of the dress circle and had a brilliant view of the stage. The story, the acting and the set were all superb. Martin Shaw is a fantastic actor as are the rest of the cast but a special mention to the American actors Robert Vaughan and Jeff Fahey who added a degree of realism in what is, after all, an American drama. First class, well done.

Reviewed on 13 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Gripping entertainment

Reviewed on 13 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Theater lover

Very wordy on action. Very good play.

Reviewed on 13 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Ruth's review

Wonderful acting and very clever stage design with the rotating table giving the impression of changing perceptions. It also allowed for different actors to come to the fore. I think it was probably a very good depiction of how jurors might reach decisions and emphasised how important it is to review evidence and overcome stereotypical views and personal prejudices. I'm now going to get the film out !

Reviewed on 10 February 2014 by

Anonymous

Absolutely brilliant the acting was superb it's a must see.

Reviewed on 09 February 2014 by

Anonymous
simply the best!

exceptionally acting from professional actors! highly recommended.. a great night out !

Reviewed on 03 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Classic always

Love all the details in it. Pay attention to the table.

Reviewed on 31 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Quality Theatre

The play is acted wonderfully by all the cast & masterfully captures the audience with this clever storey. I was totally entertained & would recommend this play to anyone choosing a non musical West End show. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed on 26 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Fantastic!

Reviewed on 26 January 2014 by

Anonymous
What a thrilling show !

Great show. Very enjoyable. For all ages.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by

Anonymous
A thought provoking evening

This play had everything - told through snapshots of the lives of the jurymen. It showed how prejudice could be countered by thoughtful (and sometimes forceful) argument, a lesson we could take back to present day. Superb acting, believable characters.

Reviewed on 24 January 2014 by

Anonymous
A thoroughly enjoyable evening

Reviewed on 22 January 2014 by

Anonymous
tense and gripping performance

Reviewed on 18 January 2014 by

Anonymous
turn around

I knew the story roughly but had never see the film. It was great the way that everything was slowly turned around before the end.

Reviewed on 09 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Entertaining show

The show was well crafted - good acting - One a negative point if you are a little hard of hearing would sit near front as some of the actors voices did not project well as they were moving around the stage.

Reviewed on 03 January 2014 by

Anonymous
12 angry men - what a turnaround!

A great production of a classic, and a hard act to follow for Martin Shaw. Brilliant simple staging that showcased excellent acting.

Reviewed on 31 December 2013 by

Anonymous
compelling

Reviewed on 30 December 2013 by

Anonymous
EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by

Anonymous
Great show

Reviewed on 27 December 2013 by

Anonymous
ghaz

surprised at such few lines for robert vaughn but great play, martin shaw excellent

Reviewed on 17 December 2013 by

Anonymous
good night out

this is theatre at its best - Martin Shaw is excellent- Robert Vaughn does not have much to say but his presence is appreciated by the audience

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by

Anonymous
Jury service

Excellent play and well acted. Leaves a lot of room for thought

Reviewed on 05 December 2013 by

Anonymous
More Than Expected

We loved the show. How candid! When it begins, if you've not seen the film, you're `not quite sure' but the storyline really holds you. Who next? What next? We'd have loved to have met Robert Vaughan and Martin Shaw as we had questions about the play and how they felt about certain things during the era of the play. The theatre was warm (without being stuffy), the effects were spot on, comfortable seats and £1 for theatre binoculars if you need them. The half time, was perfectly timed and quite emotional at the end.

Reviewed on 03 December 2013 by

Anonymous
classic drama

Classic drama well presented for the mall stage. However as we were only able to get tickets in Grand circle of this theatre, visibility was poor.

Reviewed on 24 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Best acting in years

This group of actors gel together to perform one of the best plays in years. Acting and personalitites are brilliantly matched and your attention is kept from the start to the end. Simple scenery adds to the dramatic effect. A must for all corporate workers !!

Reviewed on 17 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Martin Shaw did Heny Fonda proud

Great story line and characters that kept close to the original play and movie. This is definitely a must see for anyone who loves live theatre or felt that 12 Angry Men the film staring Henry Fonda is one of the best movies ever. Effects were subtle throughout and the lighting helped set the scene and the tone of the play. do not miss this play.

Reviewed on 13 November 2013 by