Eastbourne To Host World Premiere

Wednesday 7th December 2016

eastbourne buzz news - The Verdict
 

This 14 – 18 February Eastbourne Theatres are pleased to welcome another World Stage Premiere to the Devonshire Park Theatre, as Middle Ground Theatre Company tour an adaptation of the powerful best-selling courtroom thriller that inspired a multi Academy Award-Nominated film, The Verdict by Barry Reed.

Clive Mantle and Jack Shepherd lead this full cast of familiar television faces to explore what price the truth?

Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment and the all-powerful Catholic Church, he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court.

Clive Mantle has been a household favourite for over three decades, with regular roles in hit television series Robin Of Sherwood, The Vicar Of Dibley, Mount Pleasant, White Van Man, Game of Thrones and of course Dr Mike Barratt in both Casualty and Holby City.

Jack Shepherd is a most celebrated actor with a distinguished career in theatre, television and film spanning over fifty years. His awards include a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, a Plays and Players London Critics’ Award, and a Time Out Award. He is probably best known for his portrayal of Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in the hugely popular television series Wycliffe.

To be one of the first to see The Verdict on stage, 14 – 18 February at the Devonshire Park Theatre, call the box office on 01323 412000 or book online. Tickets £15.50 – £21.50, Under 16’s and Under 25’s rate and group discounts and concessions available. 

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