The Trial of Jane Fonda



Edinburgh Festival Fringe:
30 July – 24 August at 4.05pm (not 11th)
£16/£13 concessions (£10 previews 30 & 31 July)

The Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR
Box office: 0844 693 3008

Running time: 1hr 20

Jane Fonda is one of the most controversial anti-war activists in American history. Her actions during the Vietnam War mean that some people, to this day, cannot even bear to hear her name. On 18 June 1988, in a little-known event, Fonda confronted a room full of hostile Vietnam veterans in Waterbury, Connecticut who were boycotting the filming of her movie Stanley & Iris, co-starring Robert De Niro. Many of the controversial and polarising issues that had festered for years regarding Fonda’s activism during the Vietnam War surfaced during the course of this meeting. The true story of what Fonda actually did and how her actions helped end the war has never been told before.

This powerful new drama stars Oscar nominated, Golden Globe Winner, Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction; Patriot Games; Clear and Present Danger), and is written and directed by seven-time Emmy-winning producer/director, Terry Jastrow.


Jane Fonda – Anne Archer
The Reverend John Clarke – John Sackville
Larry Bonk – Darrell Brockis
Donny Simpson – Ian Virgo
Tommy Lee Cook – Greg Patmore
Buzzy Banks – Ian Porter
Archie Bellows – Jay Benedict
TV Reporter – Chauntae Pink


Natalie O’Donoghue – Broadway World
“This is an intense and incredibly well written show. It boasts one of the biggest names
at this year’s Fringe with Golden Globe winner Anne Archer who gives a
fantastic performance.The whole cast were brilliant and made this a
very engaging piece of theatre.”

Lorna Irvine – The List
“A nuanced, chilling production, augmented by Archer’s phenomenal performance,
this is sure to provoke debate long after its run.”

Lauren Humphreys – The Public Reviews
“an utterly gripping and, at times, highly moving piece, which will long stay in the memory
of those who have the privilege to see it … A work of the utmost quality.”

 Douglas Greenwood – The Edinburgh Reporter
“This is theatre with a bold, bellowing voice.”

Perrine Davari – The Skinny
“…a well-crafted show that will emotionally educate the viewers on the atrocities of war”

Philip Fisher – British Theatre Guide
” … thanks to Anne Archer’s performance plus the opportunity to understand Jane Fonda’s
motivations and learn more about a war that all Americans must now be keen to forget,
‘The Trial of Jane Fonda’ is definitely worth a visit….”


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