drama

4 shows found
The Verdict


Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 4th March 2017, 7:30pm
Matinee performances on Wed and Sat, 2:30pm
Tickets from £21.50*
PLEASE NOTE NEW OPENING NIGHT OF TUESDAY 28TH FEB 2017

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd presents

The Verdict By Barry Reed
Adapted by Margaret May Hobbs
Designed & directed by Michael Lunney

STARRING CLIVE MANTLE, JACK SHEPHERD and RICHARD WALSH in a full cast of fifteen.

The powerful best-selling courtroom thriller that inspired a multi Academy Award-Nominated film.


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.

A stunning courtroom thriller made famous by the five times OSCAR nominated Sidney Lumet film with Paul Newman and James Mason.





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 one of our most celebrated actors and has 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.

The cast also includes Richard Walsh (London's Burning), Peter Harding, Cassie Bancroft, Tom Roberts (Emmerdale / 2point4 Children), Veronica Quilligan, Okon Jones, Michael Lunney, Nuala Walsh, Eugenia Caruso, Jog Maher, Marcus Knibbs and Hannah Timms.

"The Verdict is outstanding. The BEST performance we've seen in a very long time. You'll be crazy to miss it." CARDIFF TIMES

“Absolutely Unanimous verdict – it’s a hit! A theatrical treat that is a near perfect and certainly powerful courtroom drama… utterly captivating”BROMSGROVE ADVERTISER



*Includes a £1.50 per ticket fee. Fees capped at the first 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.

28/02/2017 To 04/03/2017
Tea With Oscar Wilde
Friday 10th March 2017, 7:30pm
Tickets £12.00* (£10.00* conc)


A chat show with a difference! Join Oscar Wilde as he interviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get "Caught in the Act"!

Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company - the British Empire's finest practitioners of top-notch Victorian entertainment!

*Includes a £1.50 per ticket fee. Fees capped at the first 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
10/03/2017 19:30
Ball of Fire
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017, 8:00pm
All Tickets £18.00*


Doors open 7:00pm
John O’Connell pre-show classical guitar performance 7:00pm - 7:45pm

The Blue Park Theatre Company proudly presents a celebration of Alan Ball, charting the great man’s life as a wily boy with ambitions of playing on the world stage.

Stage Play: Written by Kenny O’Connell
Narrated Poetry: Written by Bobby Parry
Song: ‘The Ball of Fire’ Written by: Kenny O’Connell & Bobby Parry

Experience the life and times of the great Alan Ball, beautifully played out through a dramatization that recounts his early struggles on the road to becoming a professional footballer. Ex-Everton legend Ronnie Goodlass poetically narrates the play tracing every step of Alan’s journey; performed by a talented cast that will keep you captivated throughout.

His family have endorsed this play to give Alan’s fans the world over a chance to know the real man within the legend. Intertwined with his private life, this play will touch your heart and soul.

“From a smitten fan who went on to clean Alan’s boots, then becoming a team mate both in life and of course football” - Ronny Goodlass

“A fantastic tribute to my godfather Alan Ball, my father Eddie Cavanagh would be so proud" - Alan Ball Cavanagh

“The best player that I have ever played alongside for club and country, so looking forward to this play” - Joe Royle

*Includes a £1.50 per ticket fee. Fees capped at the first 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
05/08/2017 To 06/08/2017
Shirley Valentine
Monday 18th September until Saturday 23rd September 2017, 7:30pm
Matinee on wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm
Tickets from £21.50* to £28.50*

Suitable for 14+

Willy Russell’s

SHIRLEY VALENTINE
Starring Jodie Prenger

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.

Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure.


“The funniest and most heart-warming play.”
Daily Mirror

www.shirley-valentine.com



*Includes a £1.50 per ticket fee. Fees capped at the first 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
18/09/2017 To 23/09/2017
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The Verdict: new opening date
2 Feb 2017
It's the World Premiére Stage Adaptation by Middle Ground Theatre Company of the powerful bestselling courtroom thriller that inspired a multi academy award-nominated film. The Verdict, starring Clive Mantle and Jack Shepherd will now open on the new date of Tuesday 28th February 2017 and run until Saturday 4th March.
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