The Maskers' Studio Theatre

17th - 21st September 2024

at 7:30pm.

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366

Occasional use of strong language. Recommended for ages 12+.

Warning: This play contains flashing lights and the use of non-allergenic haze.

'What they decide will affect us all...'


The Reviews

A revolutionary change in our democratic system and our best chance to avert the climate crisis.

Eight people in the first Citizens’ Jury to have been granted full legal powers are discussing the most important challenge in the history of humanity – how to save ourselves from the looming climate crisis.   Exciting new solutions are proposed, each with their own champions and detractors.   What they decide will affect us all.   But they all have their own issues to deal with, and one of them has a hidden agenda.

Who is the assassin and who are they there to kill?

This thought-provoking, entertaining and interactive new play also invites the audience to help the Director of Public Prosecutions with the moral dilemma of whether to prosecute the killer.   If he does, it could spell the end of Citizens’ Juries which many believe are the magic bullet to help us make decisions that will avert climate change.

What will you decide?

The play is a shortened adaptation of the TV series ‘The Assassin’ which recently won ‘Writing Climate Pitchfest’ and is now under consideration by Hollywood producers!

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Jo Fox

Robert - Director of Public Prosecutions is played by Philip de Grouchy

Sarah - Chair of the Citizens' Jury is played by Emily Smith

Steve - Member of the Citizens' Jury is played by Matthew Meehan

Jason - Member of the Citizens' Jury is played by Daniel Chopra

Naomi - Member of the Citizens' Jury is played by Katy de Haviland

Marco - Member of the Citizens' Jury is played by Ruben Sanchez-Garcia

Devanika - Member of the Citizens' Jury is played by Clare Britton

Needles - Member of the Citizens' Jury is played by Hazel Burrows

Andrew - The Auditor is played by Paul Baker

Creative Team

Production Manager
Robert Osborne
Stage Manager
Set Design
Set Construction
Set Painting
Set Dressing
Lighting Design
Lighting Assistant
Sound Design
Lighting & Sound Operators
Wardrobe & Costumes
Rehearsal Prompt
Show Photography
Poster Design
Lucy Lockyer

Ticket Information

Tickets £14

No concessions

Customers are requested to arrive promptly as late comers cannot be admitted.

On arrival at the Masker’s Studio

  • Please give your name (or the name the tickets were booked under) to our Box Office receptionist, and they will confirm your booking.
  • If you have pre-ordered a programme you will be given it on arrival. Programmes will also be available for purchase from a FOH member.
  • For the safety of all our audience members and staff are still operating some Covid risk reduction actions.  Please use the hand sanitising stations on arrival.  We will also be increasing the fresh air circulating throughout the venue.
  • Wearing of face coverings is optional.
  • Our bar will be open for purchases of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  We would encourage you to pre-order your interval drinks, to assist our bar staff and reduce crowding at the bar.
  • We are now able to take, and prefer, card payments but can also take cash.

During your visit

  • A stairlift and disabled toilet facilities are available.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for your use at various points around the theatre building.
  • We have installed an extra extractor fan to vent studio air to the outside pulling fresh air in from the other side of the building.
  • Where possible windows will also remain open.  This may make the venue cooler than you are used to, so please be prepared.
  • Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the venue before, and after the performance.
  • The taking of photographs or videos whilst the show is on is not permitted.

Exiting the building/event at the end of the performance

  • When leaving, please do not crowd the stairwell and allow everyone to leave easily and quickly.
  • As you go down the alleyway, please take extra care and keep to the marked footpath as the road is very uneven.
  • Please take any rubbish with you or leave it in the bins provided.

What if I have specific access needs?

  • The stair chair lift is available and our FOH staff will assist you should you need to use it.
  • Any other requirements may be discussed with our Box Office manager in advance of your arrival.

What happens if a show is cancelled?

  • If we are required to cancel a performance, we will offer you tickets for an alternative performance.

Poster, Flyer & Programme

Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Team:- Angela Stansbridge, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House & Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photographer:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney

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Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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