The Verdict - New Wolsey Theatre

The Verdict

Performed from Tue 21 — Sat 25 Mar

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd

A man dressed in a white shirt and grey waistcoat leans against a window with their right arm and their head against their arm. They are looking aggrieved. The show title is at the bottom, with other text that says ‘By Barry Reed’.

Starring Jason Merrells, Richard Walsh and Reanne Farley.

The powerful bestselling courtroom thriller that inspired a multi-Academy-Award-Nominated film starring Paul Newman.

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, 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...

Jason Merrells is known to millions for his roles in 'Agatha Raisin,' 'Emmerdale,' 'Casualty,' 'Waterloo Road' and many more. He is joined by Richard Walsh ('London's Burning'), Reanne Farley ('River City'), Vincent Pirillo, Nigel Barber, Okon Jones, Michael Lunney, Sarah Shelton, Jason Wilson, Teresa Jennings, Holly Jackson Walters, James Morley, Bruce Chattan, Anna Arthur and Dave Speck.

This phenomenal and gripping courtroom thriller has been a huge success at theatres across the UK and Ireland.

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd presents
'The Verdict' By Barry Reed
Directed and designed by Michael Lunney
Adapted by Margaret May Hobbs

Contains strong and/or offensive language, some of which is related to race.

Reviews of The Verdict

What the press say

'Gripping… A true ensemble piece, the sheer wealth of experience and talent on stage… that you can hear the proverbial pin drop as Frank Galvin delivers his emotionally charged summing up is a testament to the power of the piece.'

Edinburgh Evening News

'Outstanding. The best performance we've seen in a very long time. You'll be crazy to miss it.”

Cardiff Times

'Works splendidly on every level... this is a first class drama on every count.'

Wirral Globe

What the public say

Excellent acting & production - a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon matinee performance - fully engaged throughout, great seats & view. My & I husband totally relaxed & enjoyed the gripping story. Thank you.


Stunning production first rate cast brilliant performances exactly what theatre should be thoroughly enjoyable on all levels a classic piece of entertainment highly recommended

Alan Polley

Absolutely brilliant we loved. After a long absence from theatre it's wonderful to see such a riveting piece of drama.


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