Opens: Thursday, 1 April 2021 - Booking until: Saturday, 18 September 2021
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie photos
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie description
London County Hall is home to a brand new production of the Agatha Christie classic, Witness for the Prosecution. It's the perfect venue for the play, magnificently municipal with the feel of a courtroom and exactly the right atmosphere. You'll love the intensity and drama of this gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal.
The plot? Leonard Vole is accused of murdering his lover, the widow Emily French, to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Did he do it? Will Leonard survive his wife's truly shocking witness testimony, and convince the jury of his innocence? It matters because if he's found guilty, Leonard will hang.
When French is found bludgeoned to death in her home shortly after Leonard has been made the sole beneficiary of her will, Vole’s wife Romaine Heilger promises an alibi. But when she realises just how unfaithful he's been, she changes her mind. She withdraws her testimony and fast becomes a witness for the prosecution. Vole's lawyer, John Mayhew, is still convinced his client is innocent, but someone must be lying...
The Daily Mail calls it “Criminally good”. The Daily Telegraph says the venue's “palatial interior is fit for the queen of crime”. The Guardian says “‘Agatha Christie’s ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in County Hall” and Time Out says it's a “Hugely fun site-specific revival of this Agatha Christie courtroom drama”.
Like all Agatha Christie's mysteries, you're kept guessing right to the end. And there's a satisfying twist that you really don't expect, keeping the tension high right until the last minute. The Director is Lucy Bailey, the Designer is William Dudley and Lighting Design comes from Chris Davey. The Sound Designer is Mic Pool and the Casting Director Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG. The Assistant Director is Clemmie Reynolds and the Producers are Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions.
This production is for people aged over five, and under fives won't be admitted.