Citizens Assemblies

Murder in the Citizens' Jury: A 25 minute dramatic monologue with Q&A

Saturday 11 November 2023
15:00 to 16:00

A 25 minute one-man play performed by award winning actor Jack Klaff (Star Wars & others) + Q&A. Free entry. Virtual attendance possible.

This is staged as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science to entertain and educate about the potential of citizens' assemblies to upgrade our democracy, enabling us to make more climate-friendly decisions.

It follows the ethical dilemma of the Director of Public Prosecutions who must decide whether to prosecute a murder when to do so might mean the end for citizens' juries having power. Jack Klaff is a multi-award-winning actor (including films such as Star Wars and tv shows such as Poirot, Midsomer Murders and Sherlock Holmes) and we are thrilled to have secured such an outstanding actor for the performance. The show is suitable for 10+ and will be followed by a Q&A.

This play emerged from the Green Stories project. 

In 2024, we plan to stage the full cast 90 minute whodunnit version of Murder in the Citizen's Jury which shows the actual murder. Keep an eye on our webpage for details

For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be live streamed from from 3pm 11th November. Online attendees will be able to view the performance and Q&A and participate virtually in the Q&A via the chat function.

To attend in person book a free ticket here

* This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2023 and was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Contact Dr Denise Baden
University of Southampton Highfield Campus, Building 6, room 1077
SO17 1BJ
(view map)
Cost Free but booking required using link above.