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Witness for the Prosecution

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Until February 28, 2022

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Why See Witness for the Prosecution?

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you have been summoned for jury service

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole. Directed by Lucy Bailey with design by William Dudley, follow the evidence as Vole attempts to prove his innocence and avoid a date with the hangman. Delighting audiences since 2017, 'Witness has become a theatrical mainstay. Whilst it might not yet have much on London's other Agatha Christie long runner, The Mousetrap, we're sure court will stay in session for many more years to come!

Christie's personal favourite of her plays, Witness for the Prosecution dates back to a short story first published in 1925 before being adapted for the stage in 1953. With a gripping storyline full of twists and turns, it's a classic thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat until its explosive ending.

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Previews from: 11 November 2021

Opening night: 11 November 2021


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Christopher Dickins as Inspector Hearne
Jonathan Firth as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Q.C. 
Nicholas Fretwell as Clerk of the Court
Yvonne Gidden as Janet Mackenzie
Eliot Giuralarocca as Warder
Sam Graham as Carter/Dr. Wyatt
Teddy Kempner as Mr. Mayhew
Stewart Lockwood as Solicitor
Lorna Lowe as Stenographer
Ellie-Rose Mackinlay as The Woman
Elana Martin as Greta/Ms. Clegg
Emer McDaid as Romaine Vole
Joe Mcnamara as Leonard Vole
Simon Murray as Alderman
Miles Richardson as Mr Myers QC
Robert Rickman as Judge's Clerk
Andrew Senesie as Policeman/Plain Clothes Detective
Martin Turner as Mr. Justice Wainwright


Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Lucy Bailey
Design by William Dudley
Lighting by Chris Davey
Sound by Mic Pool


Olivier Awards, 2018 - Nominations

Best Revival

2018 What's On Stage Award Nominations

Best Play Revival

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Paddychallens@aol.com: “The unthrilling thriller!”

£39 for a rstriced view gallery seat with agonisingly uncomfortable upright... more

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