Following huge success, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, now in its sixth outstanding year, brings Verdict to the stage, the most riveting and compelling drama by the undisputed ‘Queen of Crime’.
Written in 1958, Verdict is one of Christie’s few original plays, which is not based on a novel or short story. It premiered in the West End in May 1958 and ran for 250 performances, before later going on to open in New York and Luxembourg.
An all-star cast, led by Dawn Steele, from the hit BBC drama Monarch of the Glen (Lexie MacDonald) and the popular ITV series Wild at Heart (Alice Collins), also features Ali Bastian (Becca Dean in Hollyoaks and PC Sally Armstrong in The Bill and a semi-finalist on Strictly Come Dancing 2009); Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the hugely successful Harry Potter films); Elizabeth Power (EastEnders); Martin Carroll (The Bill) and 60s teen idol Mark Wynter.
The brilliant Professor Hendryk leads a content and morally upstanding life but his world is turned upside-down when the prospect of life-saving treatment for his invalid wife persuades him to take on a new pupil against his better judgement; the spoilt, conniving minx Helen, who will stop at nothing to get her way. With murderous intentions afoot, it only remains to be seen what verdict will be delivered and if justice will prevail...
This is a tense, phsychological thriller, which will have you on the edge of your seat.
Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ
Monday 31st January – Saturday 5th February 2011
Eves: Mon – Fri 7.45pm, Sat 8pm
Mats: Thurs 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets: £11 - £26 available from the Everyman Theatre Box Office on 01242 572573 or online 24 hours a day at www.everymantheatre.org.uk