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

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Meet most of the Cast as they take time out from rehearsal for a photo opportunity before starting on the final run of rehearsals up to curtain up 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.
In the dock is Mark Wilkes (as Sir David Metcalfe QC, the accused conducting his own defence). On the Barristers bench (left to right) Dave Killoran (as Mr Pierson – Jr Counsel for the Defence), Margaret Ide (as Ms Cole – Jr Counsel for the Prosecution) and Mike Killoran (standing as Sir Anthony Blair-Booth QC – Counsel for the Prosecution – questioning a witness (but who?). (Photo courtesy of Alix Kelman of Kelman Media)
On the other side of the Courtroom we have the Judge, Mrs Justice Tredwell (played by Pat Peters) and in front of her (seated) Martin Hurd (as the Clerk of the Court) and Nicola Brice (as the Court Usher). (Photo courtesy of Alix Kelman of Kelman Media)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Lionel Hamilton (played by Nick Lawrence) taking the stand in the witness box and about to questioned by the Prosecution. (Photo courtesy of Alix Kelman of Kelman Media).
Mr Robert Pierson (played by Dave Killoran), Jr Counsel for the Defence questioning the accused Sir David Metcalfe QC. (Photo courtesy of Alix Kelman of Kelman Media)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast:

COURT USHERNICOLA BRICE 
CLERK OF THE COURTMARTIN HURD 
MRS JUSTICE TREDWELLPAT PETERS
SIR ANTHONY BLAIR-BOOTH QCMIKE KILLORAN 
DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR TRAVERSLEE HADDOW 
SIR DAVID METCALFE QCMARK WILKES 
PRISON OFFICERPAUL WINSTANLEY 
MRS ROGERSWENDY GROVES 
DR WEEDENBRIAN LAWLESS 
LIONEL HAMILTONNICK LAWRENCE 
COLEMARGARET IDE 
MR ROBERT PIERSONDAVE KILLORAN 
LADY MILLICENT METCALFEJOYCE POMEROY 

 

What’s this? Sir David Metcalfe QC in a rage whilst being questioned by his rival, Sir Anthony Blair-Booth QC? Better book to find out. (Photo courtesy of Alix Kelman of Kelman Media)
Hello! What’s going on in the background? Has the prosecution just had a new piece of evidence come through to question Sir David Metcalfe QC on? Book now to find out. (Photo courtesy of Alix Kelman of Kelman Media)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

TICKET UPDATE FOR ‘BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT’: Yet further excellent feedbacks from tonight’s audience. There are as of close today only 4 seats (none of which are together) left for tomorrow’s final Matinee performance of ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ by Jeffrey Archer. Even if 2 or more of you end up sitting apart, you won’t really be that far apart in our cosy little theatre. If you wish to snap up one or more of these very few tickets left, then please call 07484 509514 to book now. Tomorrow’s performance starts at 2.30pm.

 

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 does not show any seats previously sold for any of the performances.

 

 

The Limelight Bar at The Blackmore Theatre will be open 45 minutes before each each performance and again during the interval and at the end of the performances.  Our advice is to pre-order your interval drinks before each performance.

Teas and coffee are also available before and during the interval of the performances.

The following request is for the benefit of those of you who have booked or will be booking tickets for any of the performances for ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’:
POLITE REQUEST: WITH TICKETS NOW SELLING FAST WE ANTICIPATE IT IS GOING TO BE BUSY FOR MOST IF NOT ALL PERFORMANCES.
WE PARTICULARLY ASK YOU TO NOTE AND RESPECT THE FOLLOWING:
• IF ANY OF YOU HAVE TICKETS TO COLLECT, THEN PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRIVE EARLY AT THE THEATRE TO COLLECT THEM.
  THE THEATRE DOORS WILL BE OPEN ABOUT 45 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH PERFORMANCE.
• PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME IF YOU WISH TO PRE-ORDER YOUR INTERVAL DRINKS BEFORE THE START OF EACH PERFORMANCE.
• PLEASE ALSO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO PARK. THERE IS STRICTLY NO PARKING AT THE FRONT AND SIDE OF THE THEATRE, INCLUDING THE REMAINING SECTION OF SOUTH STREET. PLEASE RESPECT OUR RESIDENT NEIGHBOURS WHO NEED ACCESS TO THEIR PROPERTIES AT ALL TIMES.
• THE NEAREST CAR PARK IS THE SHOPPERS CAR PARK AT MAGNOLIA SHOPPING CENTRE, WHICH IS WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE.
• THE PERFORMANCES WILL START PROMPTLY. IF ANY OF YOU ARE LATE ON ARRIVAL AND THE PERFORMANCE HAS ALREADY BEGUN, YOU WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE AUDITORIUM WHEN THE STEWARDS MAY PERMIT YOU TO DO SO.
PLEASE ALSO SEE OUR THEATRE ETIQUETTE ABOVE.
WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE PLAY AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME.

 

 

Events

29th February 2020
2:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
from £ 6.00