Based in a unique court room setting inside County Hall, Agatha Christie's Witness For The Prosecution is a landmark production of a gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal. Read More >
Based in a unique court room setting inside London’s County Hall, Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution is a landmark production of a gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal.
With the audience thrillingly placed in the thick of the action in a spectacular location, this is the first major London production of a play written by Agatha Christie to open since the 1960s, going on to be recognised at the Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard with a nomination for Best Revival.
Directed by Lucy Bailey (Comus, The Graduate), Witness For The Prosecution is a thrilling roller coaster of a play which opens in The Chamber, and sees audiences subject to the intensity and drama of a fiercely contested trial.
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow, Emily French, to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, which sees accusations levelled from where he least expected them? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence? Can he escape the ultimate fate: the hangman’s noose?
Harry Reid (previously EastEnders’ Ben Mitchell) takes the role of the accused, Leonard Vole, and is joined by Lucy Phelps (Call the Midwife, Anthony & Cleopatra, King Charles III) opposite him as Romaine, Richard Clothier (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Graduate) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Julian Curry (The Alchemist, Rumpole of the Bailey) who plays Mr Justice Wainwright and Peter Moreton (The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare in Love) playing Mr Mayhew.
Witness For The Prosecution was originally published as a short story called Traitor Hands in 1925, before being republished as Witness For The Prosecution in the collection The Hound Of Death, released solely in the United Kingdom. It was finally published internationally in the collection The Witness For The Prosecution And Other Stories in 1948.
Having first been performed as a play in London in October 1953, this new theatrical production has been developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family. Don’t miss this landmark stage story on London’s Southbank.
See you in court.
Please note babes in arms and children under the age of 2 will not be permitted as it may cause disruption to the actors and other audience members. All children need their own ticket.
There are a limited number of VIP Jury seats available per performance. You will be sitting in the Jury Box as the case unfolds before you. Jurors will receive a complimentary programme and 2 complimentary drinks (soft drink, beer or house wine), to be redeemed pre-show or at the interval. And remember, as a member of the Jury, you must shut out from your minds everything except what will take place during the trial.
Please note that from 20 November, Emma Rigby will star as Romaine Vole, Daniel Solbe as Leonard Vole, Jasper Britton as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, William Chubb as Mr Myers QC, Christopher Ravenscroft as Mr Justice Wainwright and Ewan Stewart as Mr Mayhew. The new cast will also include Richard Banks, Chloé Booyens, Joanna Brookes, Miriam Cooper, Liam Lau Fernandez, Phoebe Marshall, Hugh Osborne, Simon Roberts, Leo Turner and Jamie Zubairi.
Please see the London County Hall page for Access information.
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