Former Warwick court room hosts tense legal drama

Ginny Davis and Sharon Baylis in Learned Friends
Ginny Davis and Sharon Baylis in Learned Friends

A show with echoes of Twleve Angry Men and legal drama Silk can be seen at Warwick’s historic Old Shire Hall.

Warwickshire-based former barrister and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out writer and performer Ginny Davis brings Learned Friends to the venue on Sunday May 22.

Prosecution and defence counsel are long-time friends and advocates awaiting a jury’s verdict. Prosecution counsel is bored, defence counsel preoccupied.

Each holds a secret which poses impossible conflicts: duty versus loyalty, right versus wrong.

Ginny said: “Learned Friends provides a fascinating insight into criminal proceedings, answering questions frequently put to barristers: Can opposing court advocates be friends? How can a guilty man be defended?

“Scenes are performed in the magnificent 18th century hall and atmospheric courtroom, where the audience occupies the seats of former jurors, court officials and dock officers.”

Davis performs alongside Sharon Baylis who has appeared in The Bill, Emmerdale and The Mousetrap.

Tickets cost £14 for adults and £12 for concessions. To book tickets visit or call the box office on 01926 334418.

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