‘It’s easy for you to accuse me now but you don’t understand. Everyone lived like we did!‘

In a future when air has become unbreathable, three adult Defendants fight to clear their names. Called to account as the generation responsible for the crisis that’s unfolding, they are being judged by a Jury of twelve teenagers – those paying the price for the actions of their elders. With their own futures hanging in the balance, are they seeking justice – or revenge?

This thrilling story of responsibility and climate crisis gives a voice to the young people who have no choice but to live with its consequences. Our community co-production with Mansfield Palace goes one step further, empowering young people from Nottingham and Mansfield who will play the part of The Jury, alongside three professional actors.

Described on its 2022 British premiere at the Donmar Warehouse as ‘compelling and fascinating’ Time Out and ‘bold, uncomfortable, urgent viewing’ WhatsOnStage, Dawn King’s play paints a picture of a dystopian future that feels very close.


Jamie Adlam
Tomaz Jamie Adlam
Noah Baguley
Eden Noah Baguley
Cranks (Rebecca Crankshaw)
Defendant 2 Cranks (Rebecca Crankshaw)
Nevaya Davidson
Kako Nevaya Davidson
Abi Dring
Ren Abi Dring
Luca Gale-Hall
Noah Luca Gale-Hall
Joseph Grainge
Adam Joseph Grainge
Mark Jardine
Defendant 1 Mark Jardine
Thomas Pears
Marek Thomas Pears
Jessica Pywell
Gabi Jessica Pywell
Finley Ramowski
Xander Finley Ramowski
Chloe Revill
Amelia Chloe Revill
Marley Simpson
Zoe Marley Simpson
Bernice Thomas
Chris Bernice Thomas


Writer Dawn King
Co-Director Omar Khan
Co-Director Hannah Stone
Designer Maria Terry
Lighting Designer Laura Wolczyk
Sound Designer Amanda Priestley
Movement Director Keiren Hamilton-Amos
Vocal Coach Anita Gilbert
Assistant Director Scarlett Sanders
Costume Supervisor Emilie Carter
Props Supervisor Hannah Zemlak
Patricia Davenport Company and Stage Manager
Alyssa Watts Deputy Stage Manager
Dan McVey Assistant Stage Manager


Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on full price tickets.

Discount will be automatically applied on the ‘Checkout’ screen. Book up to 20 tickets online with the groups discount, discounts vary per performance and are subject to availability.

See the list of discounted performances on the Group Discounts Page.

Have a large group looking to attend? Please email tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk and a member of the team will be able to assist.