Project Description

Date: (1st Run) 20-22/6/2003;(Rerun)14-17/8/2003

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

Twelve Angry Men

If the whole world said that the earth is square, can you dare to be Galileo?
If everyone believes that Qin Shi Huang is a good emperor, does history need to be rewrite?

If in between 12 people, there are eleven recognized you kill someone, then do you really are a murderer?

12 jurors bound by the acceptance of their civic duty and thrust together into a hot, humid room to deliberate the guilt or innocence of a boy accused of killing his father in a moment of rage. Initially, only one juror is not certain beyond a reasonable doubt that the young man is guilty, and must convince his peers to evaluate the matter beyond their initial emotion-based judgments.

Luther Fung, Chris Kung, Chow Wai Keung, Ho Man Wai, Stephen Au, Kiu Po Chung, Tu Sze Chung, Simon Yu, Chan Kai Wa, Kwong Kam Chuen, Sunny Ng, Liu Yin Chi, Albert Ngai

Playwright: Reginald Rose
Translator / Director: Dominic Cheung
Producer: Myra Tam
Set Designer: Jacob Yu
Costume Designer: Shybil Yuen
Lighting Designer: Bee Wan
Composer / Sound Designer: Stoa Lau
Production Manager: Lawrence Lee

Venue & Date:
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
(1st Run) 20-22/6/2003

(Rerun) 14-17/8/2003

Duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes without intermission

The 13th Hong Kong Drama Award
.10 Most Popular Drama Performance
.Best Director – Dominic Cheung
.Best Stage Design – Jacob Yu

.Best Ensemble
.Best Supporting Actor – Tu Sze Chung

“12 Angry Men” was made into a black-and-white film in 1957, featuring Henry Fonda, and it was a blockbuster hit that received four Oscar nominations. In 1997, a remake in color, featuring Jack Lemmon, was directed by the Oscar awarded William Friedkin.

“Twelve Angry Men reflects a rational philosophical debate about a murder case. We applaud this repertoire choice of Theatre Space.” In Theatre Boundless by Cheung Ping Kuen

“A dense and intense play, very entertaining indeed, full of excitement with fierce discussions, which are vivid and humourous. The most important is how it reflects the spirit of modern legal principles, that is, ‘more debate leads to a clearer truth’, and ‘no conviction, if there is any resonable doubt’.” In Ming Pao by Sek Kei