THE RAPE QUEEN
by TOM NEEDHAM
FRIDAY 1ST MARCH 2013 AT 7-30
TICKETS £9/£5 from TELEVISION HOUSE TEL 01751 472847
Clap Trap Productions presents
‘The Rape Queen’
a gripping courtroom drama
When Caroline Bentham successfully defends a head teacher accused of rape, it’s a pivotal moment for both of them. His job and reputation are saved, and the case relaunches Caroline’s career. Tagged the ‘rape queen’ by her colleagues, she becomes a specialist in defending men charged with similar crimes.
However, her self-belief and emotional equilibrium are severely challenged when, four years later, she’s asked to defend the same man again. Is he innocent of all charges, or has her career been built on a falsehood? Why does this new case unsettle her so much? Could it be she let herself become too close to her client the first time round?
The truth has never seemed so important.
Written by Tom Needham
Directed by Gareth Jenkins
Featuring Simon Waley, Kate Cawte, Katie Turner, Cal Stockbridge, Mungo Arney
Suitable for audiences aged 14+