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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
London County Hall, London
Agatha Christie mystery in extraordinary courtroom setting

‘Witness for the Prosecution’ to return in May 2021

New casting is to be announced shortly.

Photo credit: Jo Stone-Fewings and cast in Witness for the Prosecution (Photo by Ellie Kurttz)

A conditional re-opening date for Witness for the Prosecution has been announced. Performances will resume from 18 May, staged in a real courtroom at London County Hall.

Speaking about Witness for the Prosecution’s return to London, producers Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford said: “We cannot wait to bring ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ back to the magnificent setting of London County Hall and share Agatha Christie's courtroom spectacle with audiences once again.”

Agatha Christie’s courtroom drama follows Leonard Vole as he’s called to the stand accused of murder. Trying to convince the jury that he’s innocent, his wife arrives in court, but unexpectedly testifies for the prosecution.

Witness for the Prosecution opened at London County Hall in 2017, directed by Lucy Bailey. Casting for the production’s return is to be announced.

In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Will Longman said: "This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey. And it steps up to the job. The set truly immerses you in the setting, with the bench and witness box at one end with the audience sat in a horseshoe in the public gallery, with some sat in the jury’s seats."

Witness for the Prosecution is at London County Hall from 18 May to 31 October.

Photo credit: Jo Stone-Fewings and cast in Witness for the Prosecution (Photo by Ellie Kurttz)

 

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