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Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to be bringing their hugely successful courtroom thriller The Verdictto Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 July 2023.

Starring Jason Merrells, Richard Walsh and Reanne Farley, this is the powerful bestselling courtroom drama that inspired the 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 enjoyed standing ovations at theatres across the UK and Ireland.

Jason Merrells has also been busy on our screens recently in the latest series of the hit BBC drama Happy Valley, as well as winning Sky Art's Celebrity Portrait Artist of the Year last December!

The Verdict is written by Barry Reed, directed and designed by Michael Lunney and adapted for the stage by Margaret May Hobbs.