Reasonable doubt in Twelve Angry Men

Reginald Rose’s 1955 courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men ends its tour in York this week. Taking place in a single room across two hours, we follow the jurors in real time as they debate, argue, fight and vote their way towards their verdict in a juvenile homicide case – some finding that they can’t leave their past experiences and prejudices at the door. The verdict must be unanimous, with a ‘not guilty’ verdict encouraged if they have any ‘reasonable doubt’. Continue reading