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VERDICT, THE


  • THE VERDICT

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Now published by Josef Weinberger Plays. Performance rights are currently restricted in the UK.

Genre: Drama

Author: Reed, Barry & Hobbs, Margaret May

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



Cast 9 male 5 female

Additional casting Flexible casting, doubling

Length Full

Set Flexible

Licence UK and Eire

ISBN 978 0 85676 373 1

 

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