Courtroom drama: Salford’s Lowry Theatre to become Nightingale court

Four courtrooms will be installed in the Salford Quays theatre to help deal with a 46,467 case backlog

There are many barristers who like to imagine they could have succeeded on the stage, hamming it up in their wigs and gowns and addressing the jury like Laurence Olivier doing Richard III.

On Monday, a select group of lawyers will have their chance to perform at the theatre for real, when one of the biggest arts venues in the north-west of England transforms into a “Nightingale court”.

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