Codicote resident set to appear in London’s West End

Nick Watts from Codicote will appear in West End Conscience

Nick Watts from Codicote will appear in West End Conscience - Credit: Archant

A COMET country resident will appear in a West End show for one night only.

Actor Nick Watts, from Codicote, is all set to make his debut in London’s West End with the starring role in Johnny Tait’s play, Conscience.

The play has been adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name.

The 53-year-old plays the role of a retired police officer who gave false evidence against an 18-year-old boy that resulted in him being hung in 1953.

This will be the father-of-two’s first appearance in the West End.

He said: “Despite touring various theatres and being an actor for the past 13 years, I am really excited to be appearing in the West End. The script is fantastic and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Mr Watts said his character is nothing like him. “I play a nasty who people don’t like on stage.”

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Director and writer of the play, comedian Johnny Tait, also from Codicote, said: “The play is a tale of three people who have never met before finding themselves trapped together in a hell of their own making. It takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster.

“The conflicting outlook on life from the three characters provides us with the humour, whilst the skeletons in their cupboards, based on actual events, will send shivers down your spine.”

Conscience was shown at The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage back in September 2012 and was well received by the audience and critics alike.

It is showing at The Leicester Square Theatre on October 29 as part of a series of plays at the theatre.

Tickets for the show cost £20 and can be purchased from the box office on 08448 733433.

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