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The Old Court Room, The Flying Horse

Abigail Rolling 'Shit Lawyer'

Abigail has been chained to a radiator in the magistrates' court for almost 30 years. With misanthropic mirth she pulls back the curtain on a criminal justice system in terminal decline. Dark. Funny. Underfunded.

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Abigail Rolling       'Shit Lawyer'
Abigail Rolling       'Shit Lawyer'

Time & Location

14 Jul 2022, 19:00 – 21:30

The Old Court Room, The Flying Horse, 37 Packer St, Rochdale OL16 1NJ, UK

About the event

A lawyer is raising money for her début at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Abigail Rolling is ‘Shit Lawyer’ and will be delivering misanthropic mirth, insights on life’s roulette, and explanations of why the criminal justice system south of the border is in crisis – much like its northern counterpart.

Ms Rolling has been chained to a radiator in the Magistrates’ Court for almost 30 years. The stories are true, the crisis real.

She is on a mission to expose the tragic decline of a legal system once revered as the best in the world. Through decades of underfunding and neglect, justice is being diluted and poor standards normalised.

Prisons are bulging, courts are closing, and trials can take years to be heard. The Law Society of England and Wales warns that within the next 10 years the duty solicitor will be extinct.

The media has created a populist anti-defendant line, seeking to make defence work seem immoral. Successive governments have reflected this in policy making that undercuts the ability of lawyers to do their jobs properly. Only the most committed solicitors and barristers are hanging in.

Why should this matter to you? Because one day you might need a good defence lawyer and by then, there might not be any.

Any money raised will be used towards taking the show to the Fringe in August. Accommodation, transport, venue hire, and marketing amount to several thousand pounds. The show is entirely self-funded so any donations would be incredibly helpful for Ms Rolling.

                                                                                                                 Scottish Legal News 

The Chortle says, 

"Abby has been chained to a radiator in the magistrates' court for almost 30 years. With misanthropic mirth she pulls back the curtain on a criminal justice system in terminal decline. Dark. Funny. Underfunded. And that’s just her. The stories are true, the crisis real. 

'She’s ace' (Micky P Kerr, Really Funny Comedy). 

'Some of the cleverest writing I’ve heard, beautifully balanced… truly masterful' (RockCentral Promotions).

 'She’d better make it in comedy ‘cos she’s a shit lawyer' (Picture House Comedy). 

'The funniest solicitor I ever met' (Chris Lang, screenwriter)"

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