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Catherine Steadman to star in Witness For The Prosecution

Published 23 August 2017

Catherine Steadman, perhaps best known for her role as Mabel Fox in Downton Abbey, will lead the cast of Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution at London County Hall this October.

Having been nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in Oppenheimer, Steadman will play the role of Romaine – the accused’s wife and titular Witness For The Prosecution – in the production’s splendid site-specific courtroom setting. 

Steadman will be joined by rising star Jack McMullen, whose recent work includes hard-hitting TV drama Little Boy Blue, Waterloo Road and Noel Clarke’s Brotherhood. He will play Leonard Vole, the accused.

David Yelland (The Crown, Foyle’s War) will play Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Philip Franks (Art, Noises Off) will play Mr Myers, Patrick Godfrey (Half Life, Mr Turner) will play Sir Justice Wainwright and Roger Ringrose (Broadchurch, Mr Selfridge) will be playing Mr Mayhew.

The cast will also include Richard Attlee, Elliot Balchin, Alexandra Guelff, Miranda Horn, Jon House, Jules Melvin, Hywel Simons and Alex Stedman.

Directed by Lucy Bailey (Comus, The Graduate), Witness For The Prosecution is a gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal which opens in The Chamber, a magnificent court room setting inside London County Hall. The audience will find themselves thrillingly placed in the thick of the action in the spectacular location.

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Witness For The Prosecution will run from 6 October – 11 March, with Press Night on 23 October.

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