The Accused is a tense courtroom drama with a difference. The audience will act as the jury, as if they were in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey. You will have to decide…Did Dr Sherwood murder his wife? Was Jennifer Mitchell his mistress? Which of his alibis should you believe?
The choice will keep you on the edge of your seats, and at the end of the trial you will be invited to deliver your verdict of guilty or not guilty. Once you have made that decision the play will continue – with one of two different endings, depending on your verdict. Only then will you finally discover the truth.
The Accused was presented by Lee Menzies at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London on 5 December 2000, having received its world premiere performance at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, on 26 September, 2000. The play also starred Edward Petherbridge, Michael Feast and Tony Britton, with Jeffrey taking on his first West End role, playing the part of the accused, Dr Patrick Sherwood.