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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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