Court In The Act

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Court In The Act


The honorable Rod Quantock once again presents the tense courtroom comedy starring you!

With potluck for a plot, The Old Magistrates’ Court and The Old City Watch House as the set, The Audience (that’s you!) as the cast, and comedian Rod Quantock presiding, Court in the Act is back!

The show begins withRod Quantock putting you and some people you’ve never met before in an actual prison cell. Meanwhile, the people you came in with are in other cells with other strangers, and you won’t be released until you and the strangers with you think up a crime, nominate someone to be accused of that crime, and appoint a team from your ranks to be their defence team.

A preliminary hearing of all the crimes is held in the old exercise yard and the most popular crime goes to trial.

From there it’s a hop, step and a prod to the Old Magistrates’ Court for the case of The Crown vs. Someone in the Audience.

And this is where it gets interesting,

With the exception of Rod’s magisterial performance as Counsel Assisting all the parts are played by the audience. You could be The Judge or Prosecutor or Juror or Witness or Disgruntled Herald Sun Reader in the Public Gallery No. 2 or even Exhibit A or The Body!

Whatever your role, you will be a part of an evening of unique courtroom comedy orchestrated by one of Australia’s master comics.

Court in the Act is guaranteed to be an interesting and entertaining evening. The season runs from January 18 – February 11, with no show on January 25. Tuesday – Friday at 7.30pm.

It’s all held at the Old Melbourne Gaol, entrance via Old City Watch House, Russell St from 7pm. Tickets $40 ($30 Concessions and Trust Members). Book at, or purchase at the door.