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The Verdict – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Director: Michael Lunney Playwright: Margaret May Hobbs (based on the book by Barry Reed) Reviewer: Helen Tope  Down on his luck and on the ropes, Boston lawyer Frank Galvin needs a win. Living case by case after nearly being disbarred, Galvin struggles to keep his career on track – such as it is. We are far from the chic, glass-fronted offices of Corporate America. ...

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The Verdict – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Barry Reed Adaptor: Margaret May Hobbs Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Edie Ranvier 1980s novel and film The Verdict takes on a new life as a stage production this week at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre, adapted from Barry Reed’s book and David Mamet’s film script by Margaret May Hobbs. Though, perhaps, it would be more appropriate to call it a new ...

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The Verdict – Darlington Hippodrome

Based on the book by Barry Reed Adapted for the stage by Margaret May Hobbs Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Mark Clegg Based on Barry Reed’s 1980 best-selling novel, this newly adapted version of The Verdict is the first time the story has been dramatized since the 1982 Paul Newman-starring movie. Featuring a failing, drunken lawyer finding a new lease of ...

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The Verdict – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Margaret May Hobbs from the book by Barry Reed Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: James Garrington Although originally written as a book, The Verdict is perhaps best known as a film starring Paul Newman and James Mason. David Mamet’s Oscar-nominated screenplay was adapted from a novel by Barry Reed – a novel which has now been adapted for the stage, ...

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The Shawshank Redemption – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Stephen King Adapted By: Owen O'Neill and Dave Johns Director: David Esbjornson Reviewer: Ray Taylor There cannot be many people who have not seen the iconic film version of this story about a man wrongly imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit, subsequently spending 20 years in a harsh maximum security penitentiary. Against all the odds, he not only ...

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