JESS HADLEIGH returns in 2016 in the role of 'Betty,' the strong-willed and opinionated daughter of Lord Atkin. PETER PEARSON returns in the role of Lord Atkin. And JEREMY RADBURN returns as well, keeping the cast entirely intact from 2015, in the role of Atkin's long-time friend and peer in the House of Lords in the role of Lord Wright.
Part of the research on this play was conducted in the Library of Gray's Inn in 2010-2011. It was a great honor for the author, director and cast to have the play performed in the historic Hall of Gray's Inn, beneath the portrait of Lord Atkin, on 2-3 July 2015. Audience members included leading British barristers, judges, many elite members of the Inn, journalists and several of Lord and Lady Atkin's descendants.
Graya, magazine of Gray's Inn, Jan. 2016
Article by The Hon Judge Charles Welchman, describing the 2nd July 2015 London premiere of the play in The Hall, Gray's Inn.
Lady Hale Joins the Regulation 18B Panel
In a delightful impromptu moment, on the evening of 2nd July 2015, Lady Hale of the UK Supreme Court accepted the invitation of panel moderator, Gray's Inn Treasurer Desmond Browne QC, to address a question from the audience. She joined the post-performance panel discussion to not only address the question dealing with judicial dissent, but ventured further as well into a discussion on how courts balance national security with the important need for protecting civil liberties. L to R: Baroness Hale, the play's author Scott Wright, barristers Michael Beloff and Desmond Browne, and Justice John Mitting looking on.
First Rehearsal of Regulation 18B
Jeremy and Jess during early rehearsals.
Wokingham Theatre Panel Discussion
14 May 2015 - London Media Mention!!
Regulation 18B-No Free Man is featured in the Law Diary of TheTimes!
5 March 2015 article in Maidenhead newspaper
Sylvia, Jeremy and Jess
Moor Hall - Site of the May 15, 2015 premier
Team Checking out Moor Hall for the premier scheduled in May, 2015
Opening Night Success!
(L to R) Lord Atkin (Peter Pearson), Director (Sylvia Wimpenny), Betty (Jess Hadleigh, Lord Wright (Jerry Radburn), with the author, who couldn't be more pleased and impressed with the premiere production of Regulation 18B-No Free Man at the 2015 Cookham Festival.
Visiting Salisbury Magna Carta Exhibit
Gray's Inn, The Hall
2nd July 2015, how the stage for Regulation 18B-No Free Man was set.
Scott Wright with the cast from the August 2012 reading of Regulation 18B at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota