Guilty or not guilty? Oscar nominee Robert Vaughn, Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey and Nick Moran will star in a West End production of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men, beginning November 7 at the Garrick Theatre. Opening night is set for November 11, directed by Christopher Haydon. Prior to landing in the West End, the production will play the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from October 4 through 19, Theatre Royal in Norwich from October 21 through 26 and the Festival Theatre in Malvern from October 28 through November 2.
In Twelve Angry Men, 12 jurors have murder on their minds and 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 12, 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. Shaw, Vaughn, Fahey and Moran will stars as jurors #8, #10, #3 and #7, respectively. Rose's script began life as a 1954 TV drama. The West End revival will reportedly pay tribute to the 1957 film that starred Henry Fonda.
Vaughn garnered an Oscar nomination for his performance in The Young Philadelphians. His additional film and TV credits include The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Magnificent Seven, Excuse Me For Living, Coronation Street, Hustle, Law & Order, An American Affair, Escape to Witch Mountain and Vulcan. Shaw’s West End credits include The Country Girl and A Man for All Seasons. His film and TV credits include Judge John Deed and Inspector George Gently. Fahey has appeared on film in The Lawnmower Man, Machete, Grindhouse, White Hunter Black Heart, Darkman, Silverado and Wyatt Earp. His TV credits include The Marshal and Lost. Moran’s film and TV credits include Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, New Blood, Mr. Selfridge, The Musketeer and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts one and two.