Agatha Christie’s Verdict at the Queen’s

Joseph Bulmer

CAST your judgement on the latest Agatha Christie Theatre Company production with Verdict at the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple from Monday through to Saturday of next week (February 28 to March 5.)

Murderous intentions abound in what is often lauded as the most riveting of all of Christie’s original screenplays, which opened in the West End in 1958 and ran for some 250 performances before going on to New York and Luxembourg.

Dawn Steele, best known for playing Lexie MacDonald in the hit BBC drama Monarch of the Glen and recently starring in the ITV series Wild at Heart leads an all star cast.

Verdicts tells the tale of the brilliant and idealistic Professor Karl Hendryk, who leads a content and morally upstanding life being forced to flee persecution in his home country.

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 - the spoilt, conniving minx Helen who will stop at nothing to get her way.

She is joined by Robert Duncan, Gus Hedges in the multi award-winning comedy Drop the Dead Donkey and Ali Bastian, who shot to fame as Becca Dean in Hollyoaks and PC Sally Armstrong in The Bill

The cast also includes Peter Byrne (Dixon of Dock Green,) Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter films,) Elizabeth Power (Eastenders) and 60s teen idol Mark Wynter.

With murderous intentions afoot, it only remains to be seen what verdict will be delivered, and if justice will prevail...

Tickets are available from the Box Office on (01271) 324242 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk.

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