Directed and translated by Nelson Chia
Written by Reginal Rose
Set design by Wong Chee Wai
Lighting design by Lim Woan Wen
Sound art by Darren Ng
Costume design by Anthony Tan
Props design by Chan Lee Lee
Hair and Makeup by Zennie Casann
Translated and directed by Nelson Chia
A Huayi 2013 Festival Commission.
Performed in Mandarin, with English surtitles.
Date and time
15 Feb (Fri) - 17 Feb (Sun) 2013
Fri - Sat: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm
Theatre Studio, Esplanade.
An intense midnight quarrel leads to the murder of a man. Witnesses take the stand as his 16-year-old son is tried for homicide. With all testimonies against the boy, his fate now hangs by a thread as twelve jurors find themselves thick in the throes of rendering the final verdict.
In the stifling heat of the jury room, twelve personalities will clash in a bout of logic and intuition, reason and conscience. Caught between conflicting personal obsessions and prejudices, will the jurors emerge as defenders of justice, or were they destined to become hangmen ?
Adapted by Reginald Rose from his 1954 teleplay of the same name, Twelve Angry Men takes you deep into the tensions of this compelling courtroom drama classic as the jurors grapple to reach a unanimous decision.
Created by the team behind Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Huayi 2012), Twelve Angry Men unites 12 male actors from Singapore's theatre scene in this provocative classic.
“…confident and compelling staging...” --- Corrie Tan, The Straits Times
“…a rock-solid production that is carried by fine performances…” --- Adeline Chia, Blouin Artinfo.
“…a master class in direction.” --- Matthew Lyon, The Flying Inkpot.
Photography by The Pond Photography
Twelve Angry Men garnered 4 wins at the 14th "Life! Theatre Awards":
- Best Director - Nelson Chia
- Best Ensemble
- Best Supporting Actor - Johnny Ng
- Best Set Designer - Wong Chee Wai
It was also nominated for:
- Production of the Year
- Best Actor - Jeffrey Low
- Best Actor - Tay Kong Hui
- Best Costume Designer - Anthony Tan