“Beyond Reasonable Doubt” – 24th-29th February 2020

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Meet most of the Cast as they start on their journey at the beginning of rehearsals for this gripping Courtroom Drama. Photographer: Alix Kelman of Kelman Media

 

The Exmouth Players present “Beyond Reasonable Doubt”, a Courtroom Drama by Jeffrey Archer at The Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth, on and at the following dates and times:

  • Monday 24th to Friday 28th February 2020 at 7.30pm; and
  • Saturday 29th February – Matinee Performance (only) at 2.30pm.

Jeffrey Archer wrote his first play, “Beyond Reasonable Doubt”, in 1987, following the General Election. It ran at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End for over 600 performances, with Frank Finlay and Wendy Craig in the lead roles.

Synopsis:

Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David Metcalfe QC (also Chairman of The Bar Council) conducts his own defence and finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Sir Anthony Blair-Booth QC (prosecuting Counsel).

After a tense and gripping courtroom scene, Act I (set in the Central Criminal Court at The Old Bailey) ends just as the audience are about to hear the jury’s verdict.  Act II (set in the living room of the home of Sir David and Lady Metcalfe in Wimbledon) takes us back in time over 4 scenes from 9 months before the trial up to the fateful night of Lady Metcalfe’s death, and then forward in time to a fifth scene which takes place two weeks after the trial.

Cast:

COURT USHER NICOLA BRICE 
CLERK OF THE COURT MARTIN HURD 
MRS JUSTICE TREDWELL PAT PETERS
SIR ANTHONY BLAIR-BOOTH QC MIKE KILLORAN 
DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR TRAVERS LEE HADDOW 
SIR DAVID METCALFE QC MARK WILKES 
PRISON OFFICER PAUL WINSTANLEY 
MRS ROGERS WENDY GROVES 
DR WEEDEN BRIAN LAWLESS 
LIONEL HAMILTON NICK LAWRENCE 
COLE MARGARET IDE 
MR ROBERT PIERSON DAVE KILLORAN 
LADY MILLICENT METCALFE JOYCE POMEROY 

 

Tickets:

Adults – £10

Under 16’s – £6

Buy a group booking of 10 tickets and get one ticket free.

Coach parties welcome.

Tickets now on sale.  Please call 07484 509514 to book now.

 

This amateur production of “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

 

Reviews

“A triumph.” – Daily Express, London

“A Smash hit.” – The People

“I loved it laughter, tears, and tension.” – TV AM

 

The Blackmore Theatre Seating Plan:

PLEASE NOTE:  For the purposes of this production, some seats have been removed and, consequently, are not available for sale. 

The Seating Plan is a guide only.  It is not intended to indicate any seats previously sold.

 

 

Events

February 24, 2020
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
February 25, 2020
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
February 26, 2020
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
February 27, 2020
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
February 28, 2020
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
February 29, 2020
2:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth