Promotional material for The Evidence Chamber, featuring a partially open matchbox on a purple background with matchsticks spilling out, forming a helix pattern. Each matchstick has eyes on
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The Evidence Chamber

There’s been a murder. The police have a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. In an online jury deliberation room, you watch the testimonies, scrutinise the evidence, discuss with your fellow jurors – and reach your verdict.

The decision you make will change someone’s life: what will you choose?

If you’re a fan of crime fiction or true crime, this is the show for you. The Evidence Chamber is made in collaboration with forensic scientists at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, and is the second courtroom show from the team behind The Justice Syndicate.

Content warning: The Evidence Chamber contains strong language and a reference to domestic violence.

The Evidence Chamber is commissioned by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee.

Documentation film

Critical coverage

“An especially successful way for theater to be enjoyed from a laptop.” – New York Times (no star rating)

“An enlightening experience” – BBC Scotland (no star rating)

“Guilty of greatness - The Evidence Chamber uses masterful storytelling, excellent production value, and a slick, user-friendly custom interface to create a believable and immersive environment for its players.” – No Proscenium (no star rating)

“Tremendously entertaining as well as a fascinating insight into how trials work.” – The Courier (no star rating)

“The 2020 theatre awards ceremonies have largely been cancelled … But, if prizes are given for lockdown drama, Fast Familiar should get a trophy for The Evidence Chamber and Smoking Gun – enjoyable but also scholarly entertainments. This is a company to watch, whether digitally or, when it again becomes possible, in person.” – Mark Lawson, The Tablet (no star rating)

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Cast and creative team

‌WRITER Rachel Briscoe | DIRECTOR Dan Barnard | COMPUTATIONAL ARTIST Joe McAlister | CAST Sabrina Carter, Gillian Lees, Gary Mackay, John Milroy, Graeme Rooney | EXPERT WITNESSES Heather Doran & Paul McFadyen | ADDITIONAL CONTENT DEVELOPMENT Niamh Nic Daeid, Heather Doran, Chris Hall & Paul McFadyen | WITH THANKS TO Kris De Meyer, William Galinsky and Marianne Maxwell

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