This piece was commissioned by STARTS and Creative St. Albans to be performed as a site specific piece in the Old Town Hall, St. Albans. It was performed in the traditional circular courtroom which dates back to the 18th Century and is often used for filming by the BBC.
The courtroom will be open for the public to sit in the gallery as requested by the local council. This case will garner much attention from the press due to the horrific nature of the details and the ripples it has had on the local community. Called forward to testify will be the neighbour, the expert witness and the arresting officer. All to prove that the defendant is guilty of multiple murder.
"Rebecca Cooper stands in the dock on trial for the murders of eighteen gastropod molluscs - slugs. The defence is pursuing partial insanity and the prosecution is applying for thrill killing. You are charged that on the night of 16th September at Cell Barnes Lane, St. Albans, you murdered eighteen victims. How do you plead, guilty or not guilty?"
A court case with peculiar undertones condensed to 30mins including the verdict. This tense case will make you question your own morals and more importantly your own innocence. One woman pushed to the brink due to redundancies and insomnia and childhood memories that resurface in this tragicomic telling of one woman's retribution on the garden slug. In this court of law murder is murder, no matter what creature you are.
To obtain the script to perform, please message me here or go to katiemccullough.co.uk