Staged reading at the Novello Theatre
2:30pm, Friday 23rd October 2015

Sarah James has been murdered and two very different men, Leon Farrell and Jerry Campbell, have both confessed to having killed her. Detective Sergeant Janis Lewal is tasked with figuring out which of them is telling the truth. However, her home life is far from perfect right now and, with both stories utterly convincing, getting to the facts proves very difficult indeed. Told through a combination of police interviews and flashbacks, the play pieces together the roots of a tragedy as the true nature of both men comes to light.

The Creative Team

Joel Samuels
Joel trained at LAMDA with a scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust. He formed Fine Mess Theatre with Kyle Ross in 2013. Joel’s writing includes The Common Land, God's Own Country (with Kyle Ross; adapted from the novel by Ross Raisin) and Divas - premièring at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Alex Brown
Alex Brown trained on the NT Studio Directors course and at Sussex University. As a director, his work in theatre includes The Chronicles of Kalki at The Gate; The Island and Trousers at the Young Vic; Napoleon Blown Apart and The Red Helicopter at the Arcola Academy; The Dim at Soho; Woosah for Old Vic New Voices; My City at Rich Mix; Not About Heroes at Lion and Unicorn; Dinosaur at Theatre503; Walthamstow Three at Islington Community Theatre; and Sum Zero for Soundbites at Lyric Hammersmith. He was staff director on Great Britain at the National Theatre. As assistant director his work includes The Turn of the Screw at the Almeida; The River at the Royal Court; and Late at Night for the Old Vic 24 Hour Plays celebrity gala. He won the JMK Award 2013.


DS Lewal - Nikki Amuka-Bird
Jerry - Peter Forbes
Leon - Jonathan Livingstone
Sarah - Remmie Milner
Del - Cameron Robertson
Bamalam - James Meteyard