by Barry Reed
Directed by Russ Winsor
15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd May, 2020.
Auditions are on the following dates:
Tuesday, 25th February – 8.00 p.m.
Thursday, 27th February – 8.00 pm.
All at The Institute, High Street, Kelvedon (Main Hall)
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.