This Is Your Trial

Comedy (improv, interactive)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 20:00

Description

Guilty or innocent? You decide. The five-star, award-winning comedy courtroom show where audience members accuse friends of crimes is back! Top comedians take on the role of Judge, Prosecutor and Defence lawyers, hearing testimony, cross-examining witnesses and improvising their arguments for each case. It’s then up to the audience as jury to deliver their verdict. An international success, with four years in Australia and Ireland, the inspiration for CBBC's hit show Monster Court and eight years at the Fringe. 'A perfect bit of improv mayhem' ***** (Mirror). 'Inventive, intelligent comedy' ***** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Four steps into the venue and then a further 16 steep steps to the performance level. Toilet facilities are on the performance level only.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Invi Brenna 33 days ago

I don't think I've ever walked out of an EdFringe show before, in my eight years of coming. This one, I did. The concept sounds fun, and I hope other nights with other set-ups are, but what we sat through 45 minutes of on the 21st was increasingly uncomfortable. I got the impression that the judge is so used to people being too scared to speak up against him in front of a crowd that he was absolutely baffled that anyone in the audience would actually engage with him and, say, not just be quiet when he decided to make unfunny jokes based on inaccurate stereotypes about OCD.

Bonus points for the eternally tiring 'Let's ask anyone with a foreign-sounding name endless questions about it', body shaming (not okay just because it's aimed at a white guy), making light of domestic abuse and the lingering feeling of 'this guy knows exactly how far he can USUALLY push the boundaries and get away with it nowadays, but if he could he'd be back in a 50s comedy club and really show his true colours.'

I hope that's not the case, but after the 45 minutes I stayed, that's the impression I quietly left with.

Baffled, as plenty of solid comedians are associated with this show, people I couldn't imagine being happy to partake in the game of 'let's laugh at people and show that we laugh in the face of sensitivity training'.

The poor prosecutor did his best, and I can see him being fantastic in other contexts. The poor guy doing the defense was only allowed to say a couple sentences and mostly looked like he was there to be seen and not heard.

Hope these are some helpful thoughts from a fellow professional improviser.

F 35 days ago

Interesting idea with a lot of potential, sadly the execution was lacking horribly. If you ever wanted to watch three men try to make an audience laugh by making your friends feel really bad about their bodies, relationships and life choices, go see this show. It's important to be able to laugh about oneself, sure. But this show is just publicly shaming people. One of the comedians tried to save the situations the other two created, but failed every time. This show made us feel horrible. Not worth the time nor the money.


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