Fans of legal dramas and local theatre will not want to miss "Justice is a Woman," a highly emotive theatre production highlighting issues of gender inequality and the ethical dilemmas of the justice system, written by former KZN judge Chris Nicholson, directed by Paul Spence and starring a richly talented South African cast.
We spoke to Nicholson to find out more about his first production.
Tell us about the production?
Set in a KZN university in 2018, after the 2000-year exclusion of women as lawyers in the courtroom, Justice is a Woman tells the captivating story of a female post-graduate student’s molestation case against her male university professor. Some 20 years ago, I gave a talk on whether women have a place in the law. In researching the history of that topic, I came across fascinating details about how women came to be excluded from the practice of law. After writing a number of books I decided to write a play which incorporates features of the two stories. Fans of legal dramas and local theatre will not want to miss Justice is a Woman which is a highly emotive theatre production highlighting issues of gender inequality and the ethical dilemmas of the justice system. It is directed by Paul Spence, formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company UK and starring a richly talented South African cast.”
This is your first production, are you nervous?