A man has been killed and his body, along with most of the evidence, engulfed in flames. Investigative journalist Harry stands trial for murder and, in a slightly skewed post-Covid-19 reality, the normal laws of the justice system no longer apply. Instead, an online jury has been hastily assembled to weigh up the evidence. Will we do the right thing?
Trial-by-public-jury has practically emerged as a theatrical genre in its own right during lockdown – probably because it’s an efficient and (hopefully) entertaining way to unite a disparate online audience. Jury Duty has been created by Joe Ball of Exit Productions and writer-actor Tom Black, and it’s a slightly sprawling but cheekily enjoyable affair.
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