THEATRE: Compelling drama

A scene from Verdict
A scene from Verdict

THE hugely successful Agatha Christie Theatre Company returns to Eastbourne this May as they present Verdict.

The compelling drama is coming to the Devonshire Park Theatre, from May 9-14.

Following the success of The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, And Then There Were None, Spider’s Web and most recently Witness For The Prosecution, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company is now in its sixth year and proud to present the most riveting drama by the undisputed ‘Queen of Crime’.

Having been forced to flee persecution in his home country, the brilliant and idealistic Professor Karl Hendryk leads a content and morally upstanding life, caring for his invalid wife, Anya.

His world is turned upside-down, however, when the prospect of live saving treatment for Anya persuades him to take on a new pupil against his better judgement; the spoilt, conniving minx Helen who will stop at nothing to get her way. With murderous intentions afoot, it only remains to be seen what verdict will be delivered, and if justice will prevail....

With a superb cast which includes Emmerdale’s Susan Penhaligon, Robert Duncan (Drop the Dead Donkey), Peter Byrne (Dixon of Dock Green) Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series), Elizabeth Power (EastEnders) and 60s pop idol, Mark Wynter, Verdict is one of Christie’s best puzzles, guaranteed to keep the suspense buzzing to the last.

Evening performances at 7.45pm with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets cost from £14-£20, call 412000.