June 5, 2019 12.15 pm This story is over 29 months old

Join the jury: Live murder trial dinner experience comes to Lincoln

The tour is a world first experiment

Sit on the jury when a new murder trial live experience comes to Lincoln. The ITAE Group is seeking 150 jurors at the world first experiment at various locations across the UK and Ireland.

The Murder Trial Live 2019 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Saturday, September 14 from 6pm-10.30pm.

Standard tickets are priced at £55. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Working with a team of leading criminal barristers the jury will see the murder trial unravel before their eyes. Before the trial begins there will be a two-course meal.

After the meal, defendant Frank Lane will be called to the stand and the prosecution and defence barristers will lead the jury through the evidence.

The live trial for the experiment is about Lane, who is in police custody awaiting trial charged with the murder of his wife Alison Lane on March 25, 2017. Alison went missing in March 27 and has never been heard of since. Her body has never been found.

The experiment will test the robustness of the UK Jury system. It will test the outcome at 40 replicated experiments all over the UK and each with a different jury.

It is produced by a team of leading criminal barristers, including the barrister behind the production of the hit Channel 4 series ‘The Trial – a murder in the family’. The evidence presented and the people involved are all authentic and, as in a real trial, the jury will deliberate before giving a verdict.

The Murder Trial Live is produced by the ITAE Group, the award winning producers of sell out UK tour Anatomy Lab LIVE and The VIVIT Experience who recently featured on BBC Dragons’ Den securing investment from Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones.

Executive Producer Samuel Piri said: “There’s a real current appetite for crime and justice programmes at the moment and we wanted to test how fit for purpose our justice system is in this modern age.

“The fascinating thing about this experiment is that the same trial and evidence could produce different verdicts in different locations – it’s fascinating.”

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