“Outstanding. The best performance we've seen in a very long time. You'll be crazy to miss it”.


“Absolutely hooked me in right from the onset. A gripping edge of your seat production and performed spectacularly by the extremely talented Jason Merrells will not disappoint. A captivating and absorbing courtroom drama performed by a highly talented cast…. Perfection is just one word used to describe “The Verdict.” 5 Stars *****

“If you love classic courtroom drama, then The Verdict is probably one of the best that you’ll ever see on stage. And those lucky enough to have tickets for the Middle Ground Theatre Company production at the Theatre Royal in Bath last week will surely testify. The plot crackles along at a fairly fast pace with all of the usual twists and turns that you might expect…….This stage adaptation is a first-rate production that should not be missed.”

British Theatre Guide

“This beautifully crafted, intelligent direction and fast-paced script rich in traditional storytelling methods to deliver maximum impact at crucial moments, resulting in an intense, absorbing and thoroughly satisfying production” 5 Stars *****

The Bath Magazine

“Last night, I had the pleasure of attending Middle Ground Theatre Company’s The Verdict at The New Theatre. The verdict’s in on this one – it’s a hit for old and new fans of the courtroom thriller…..entralled….heartbreaking… The Verdict had me on the edge of the seat.”

“The Jury is in – The Verdict is a First Class Night at the theatre….with an impressive cast and superbly staged…..and a second half courtroom performance that will leave you breathless. It really is a compelling watch… on….superb.

“The play is full of dramatic twists and turns and is captivating throughout….there is subtle humour throughout….the staging is impressive and detailed…the cast is made up of a group of incredibly talented actors. Jason Merrells plays Frank Galvin and his performance is outstanding. I would recommend that you go to see it if you can. I promise you will not be disappointed.”

The Verdict

from €16.50
30th May. - 3rd Jun.

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Starring Jason Merrells, Richard Walsh and Reanne Farley.

Set in the Irish enclave of Boston, this is the powerful bestselling courtroom thriller that inspired a 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 been a huge success at theatres across the UK and Ireland.

From the same Company and director who bought you the sell out runs of Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.”

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Production Information:

Act 1 approx. 1hr 10mins
Interval: 20mins
Act 2 approx. 1hr 10mins


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Group Discounts

  • €5 off for groups of 10 or more on selected performances
  • Thursday matinee 2:30pm