Gripping courtroom drama The Verdict to take centre stage at Oldham Coliseum

FOLLOWING a successful world premiere tour, Middle Ground Theatre Company brings its gripping courtroom sensation The Verdict to Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

The production will be on stage from Tuesday, March 12 to Saturday, March 16, starring Ian Kelsey, Denis Lill, Paul Opacic, Christopher Ettridge, Richard Walsh and Karen Drury.

Based on Barry Reed’s 1980 novel, which also inspired the five-time Oscar nominated Sidney Lumet film of the same name, The Verdict follows Frank Galvin, 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.

Ian Kelsey is known by millions for his regular roles in Blue MurderEmmerdaleCasualtyDown To EarthWhere The Heart IsDoctors and Coronation Street.

Denis Lill is best known for playing Alan Parry (father of Casandra) in Only Fools and Horses, as well as regular roles in The RoyalRumpole Of The BaileyThe RegimentSurvivors and many more.

They are joined by Paul Opacic (Bad GirlsEmmerdaleHollyoaks), Christopher Ettridge (Goodnight Sweetheart), Richard Walsh (London’s Burning), Karen Drury (Brookside), Josephine Rogers, Michael Lunney, Okon Jones, Anne Kavanagh, Holly Jackson Walters, James Morley, Jog Maher, Alexandra Fisher and Greg Fitch.

The Verdictruns from Tuesday, March 12 to Saturday, March 16 at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Tickets can be booked by calling Oldham Coliseum’s Box Office on 0161 624 2829 or at

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