by Reed, Barry & Hobbs, Margaret May


Genre: Drama

Cast 9 male 5 female

Length Full

Set Flexible

Licence UK and Eire

ISBN 9780856763731

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Frank Galvin is a washed-up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic, now
reduced to ambulance-chasing cases. 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 Boston medical establishment, he courageously
refuses an out-of-court settlement, believing it is negligence that
has condemned a young mother to life in a coma and not simply
an unfortunate accident. Smelling a cover-up, he instead takes the
case and the entire legal system to court.

Based on the novel by Barry Reed, The Verdict was filmed by Sidney
Lumet starring Paul Newman, James Mason and Charlotte Rampling,
and Margaret May Hobbs’ stage adaptation of Reed’s courtroom
thriller was produced by Middle Ground Theatre Company on a
UK national tour in 2017 starring Clive Mantle and Jack Shepherd.

“A masterful piece of theatre that grips its audiences throughout.”  SARDINES MAGAZINE

“This play adaptation of The Verdict proved that courtroom dramas are as intense on stage as they are on screen and every bit as captivating.” ART SCENE IN WALES


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