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The site-specific production puts the audience in the centre of this courtroom drama, which is directed by Lucy Bailey. Witness for the Prosecution is about Leonard Vole, who is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth.
The production will star Catherine Steadman, Jack McMullen, David Yelland, Philip Franks, Patrick Godfrey and Roger Ringrose alongside Richard Attlee, Elliot Balchin, Alexandra Guelff, Miranda Horn, Jon House, Jules Melvin, Hywel Simons and Alex Stedman.
Catherine Steadman will play Romaine. Best known for her role as Mabel Fox in Downton Abbey, she was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in the 2015 production Oppenheimer. Her work on stage also includes She Stoops to Conquer (Theatre Royal Bath), That Face (West End) and Numbers (Royal Court).
Jack McMullen will play Leonard Vole. His previous theatre credits include Brien Friel’s adaptation of Fathers and Sons (Donmar Warehouse), and has appeared on screen in Waterloo Road and the film Brotherhood.
Philip Franks (Art) plays Mr Myers, Patrick Godfrey (Half Life) will play Mr Justice Wainwright and Roger Ringrose (Broadchurch) plays Mr Mayhew.
The production has been developed with the support and involvement of Agatha Christie’s family, and in her autobiography, the novelist wrote: ‘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.’
Witness For The Prosecution Tickets are available now.