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Crowded Room

The Lowry / Theatr Clwyd


From award-winning verbatim theatre company Crowded Room (The Listening Room) comes this electrifying recreation of the trial that split the nation.The prosecution claim Edith told him to do it. The evidence? Her love letters. Twelve members of the British public would decide if she lived or died.

Their guilty verdict inspired a petition signed by a million people.

100 years later, using the real court transcripts, this new play re-examines the sensational case of one of the last women to be executed in the UK, whose guilty verdict has long been criticised but never overturned. According to her biographer Laura Thompson, Edith “never stood a chance” in front of a 1922 jury. But 100 years on, will we see her differently?

Madelaine Moore

Directed by

Sascha Gilmour

Designed by

Luca Panetta

Lighting & Video Design by

Russell Ditchfield

Sound Design by

Creative Team

Photography by 

Joel Fildes

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