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ALL RISE... Our sell out live experience is now touring the UK in our brand new snazzy big top tent. Our state of the art fully heated tent has been designed with an immersive courtroom feel. Step into our blackout dramatic dining room complete with a working courtroom, stunning AV, street food outlets and Prosecco, Gin and craft beer bar...
Ever wondered what it’s like to sit on a Jury? Or to assess the evidence and convict a MURDERER?
Well now you can. For the first time in history we are taking a murder trial on tour....
Working with a team of leading criminal barristers our completely accurate murder trial will unravel right before your eyes… Mr Frank Lane will be called to the stand… systematically our prosecution and defence barristers will lead you through the evidence... your job, to determine what happened, who's guilty and who isn't.
THE BREWER BROTHERS | 1993
Prosecution (on behalf of the Crown)
Defence (on behalf of the accused)
Most cases of missing children are resolved within 48 hours and 99% of cases are closed within the first year.
Sadly this was not the case for 14 year old Daniel and 13 year old Steven Brewer. On Boxing Day in 1993 the two brothers went out to play with their new roller skates and never returned home. They had seemingly disappeared without a trace, leaving behind only their two pairs of skates which were found at the edge of Badger Hill, York two days later. The police weren’t able to tie anyone to the crime and the children’s disappearance went unsolved.
On 3rd July 1997 the bodies of the two boys were discovered beneath the foundations of the University of York Psychology department where work had been ongoing for many years. It was then that the investigation officially escalated from missing persons, to murder. Once again, despite significant resources deployed into the case there was insufficient evidence to charge anyone with the crime. Until now.
Forensic evidence retrieved from the boys’ bodies bore no match for anyone in the police database in 1997. But when Paul Sutton was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in July 2019 he provided a DNA sample, a DNA sample which was a positive match to that found on the boys.
DCI Karen Hardy, leading the investigation believes they now have their man.
Did you know... the Brewer's Brothers were the first missing persons to be printed on pub beer mats and distributed through England & Wales.
Section 10 Criminal Justice Act Admissions:
These facts are previously agreed by both sides as accurate. As such they will not be contested in the trial but can be relied upon by the jury when reaching their verdict.
Daniel & Steven Brewer were last seen by a cashier at a Petrol station in Dunnington on the outskirts of York at 8.30pm. They headed off along the A1079 towards York City Centre
Two pairs of roller skates were recovered on a dirt track just outside of Badger Hill park, these skates belonged to Daniel & Steven Brewer
Following a post mortem of the remains in 1997, DNA was collected from the arms and neck region of the two bodies and uploaded to the National Database. Subsequent DNA is a positive match to Mr Paul Sutton
Mr Paul Sutton was raised in Alcuin Avenue on the Tang Hill Estate in York in Foster care following expulsion from his adopted family
At the age of 18 he requested a copy of his original birth certificate (as is his right)
Stopped in Glasgow on 3rd July 2019 for speeding by an area patrol car, Paul Sutton was breathalysed and was over the legal limit. He plead guilty to this charge.
Additional Section 10 evidence may be put forward to the jury as part of the trial.
THE JURY ROOM
Following the the verdict the Jury room will open to allow further discussion of the case, during this period we welcome one of our live vocalists.
"Curtis" winner of BBC "Let it shine" and lead singer from the West End Take That musical "The Band"
"Alex Stewart” supporting artists for Gladys Knight.
“Tom Barnwell” from BBC “The Voice"
EAT & DRINK
A FIRST CLASS DRINKS AND DINING OFFER
On tour with us are some of the UK's finest purveyors of street food. Our outlets serve only the finest street food using local British produce.
We have a range of drinks to choose from, from our Prosecco and Gin bar to craft beers and ales. Our fully licensed bar is open throughout the court room drama. experience.
WE OPERATE AN ACTIVE TICKET POLICY.
DEPENDING ON DEMAND, TICKET PRICES MAY INCREASE.
All tickets sold online in advance.
Tickets sold according to ITAE Productions ticketing policy. Available online.
JUROR TICKETS FROM £20.00
Our events take place in our state of the art Big Top which is touring the UK & Europe.
Selected events may take place in hotel function rooms.
Prices vary by location.
ALL PARTICIPANTS FORM THE JURY AND GIVE THEIR VERDICT.
Sit back... hear the evidence and have your say... innocent or guilty? You decide...
All tickets sold according to ITAE Productions terms and conditions.
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