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Find out if Leonard Vole walks away a free man in Agatha Christie's drama.
Witness for the Prosecution Tickets
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Production shot of Witness for the Prosecution in London, with Stephen Hogan as Sir Wilfrid Roberts Q.C.
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Production shot of Witness for the Prosecution in London, with Stephen Hogan as Sir Wilfrid Roberts Q.C.
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Witness for the Prosecution Tickets

About Witness for the Prosecution

See Agatha Christie’s timeless Witness for the Prosecution in a site-specific courtroom setting inside London County Hall. Witness for the Prosecution tickets are available on London Theatre now.

Agatha Christie wrote Witness for the Prosecution in 1925. The original story was published in Flynn’s, a weekly detective magazine circulated in early 20th-century Britain.

According to her autobiography, Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works, stating: “One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness [for the Prosecution]. I can safely say that that was the only first night I have enjoyed… It was one of my plays that I like best myself.” We'd like to think that the Witness for the Prosecution West End production would be loved by Christie too.

It’s even more impressive that Witness for the Prosecution performances occur in a real court. London County Hall opened on 17 Jul. 1922, and served as the headquarters of local government for London for 64 years. When you’re watching the show, you’ll see the octagonal Council Chamber at the centre of County Hall — it once provided seating for over 200 council members and four galleries overlooking the Chamber for the public and members of the press. It’s the ideal immersive setting for an Agatha Christie courtroom drama.

What is Witness for the Prosecution about?

Christie’s court classic sees Leonard Vole called to the stand after a murder. When his wife agrees to testify, can she be trusted? It’s up to you, the audience as the jury, to decide whether Vole will walk free or spend the rest of his life in shackles.

Developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family, Lucy Bailey directs the new production to place audiences in the centre of the action within the courtroom.

Tickets to Witness for the Prosecution are available now. Book your Witness for the Prosecution tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2hrs 20min (incl. interval)

Start date

September 27th, 2022

End date

March 30th, 2025

Age

Parental guidance. Babes in arms are not permitted.

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging
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Jillbaila
Well constructed, Masterful, Old fashioned, Riveting, Incredible venue
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Elliott Westhoff
Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
95 / 100
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Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
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Delightful, Entertaining
89 / 100
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Our Review

Review - Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall

3 of 5
25 Jan 2022, 19:48
When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie's proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an element that only played a small part in her initial story. This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey.And...

Witness for the Prosecution cast and creative team

By: Agatha Christie
Director: Lucy Bailey
Cast list: Benjamin Westerby (as Leonard Vole), Katie Buchholz (as Romaine Vole), Stephen Hogan (as Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC), Paul Ansdell (as Mr Mayhew), David Shaw-Parker (as Mr Justice Wainwright), John Mackay (as Mr Myers QC)
Design: William Dudley
Costumes: William Dudley
Lighting: Chris Davey
Sound: Mic Pool

Venue

Belvedere Road, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7PB

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: 12, 53, 76, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 381, 453, 507, RV1, C10
Night bus numbers: N109, N155, N381
Car park: Three car parks within walking distance located around the South Bank area
Directions from tube: From Waterloo station follow exit signs towards Southbank/County Hall attractions and then follow signs to York Road and walk a few minutes along the road and County Hall will be on your left.

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM-
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is Witness for the Prosecution about?

You’ve been summoned for jury service! Experience an Agatha Christie classic in a unique, historic courtroom setting. A widower is on trial, but only you can decide if he faces the noose in this enthralling production. Cast your judgment at Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall today.

How long is Witness for the Prosecution?

The running time of Witness for the Prosecution is 2hrs 20min (incl. interval).

Where is Witness for the Prosecution playing?

Witness for the Prosecution is playing at London County Hall. The theatre is located in London, United Kingdom, SE1 7PB.

How much do tickets cost for Witness for the Prosecution?

Tickets for Witness for the Prosecution start at £15.

What's the age requirement for Witness for the Prosecution?

The recommended age for Witness for the Prosecution is Parental guidance. Babes in arms are not permitted..

How do you book tickets for Witness for the Prosecution?

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