Catherine Steadman from Downton Abbey

The new production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, opening on London’s South Bank this October, has revealed Catherine Steadman and Jack McMullen in title roles.

Catherine Steadman, known for her role as Mabel Fox in Downton Abbey and nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in Oppenheimer, will play the role of Romaine.

Rising star Jack McMullen, whose recent work includes TV drama Little Boy Blue, Waterloo Road and Noel Clarke’s Brotherhood, will play Leonard Vole. 

David Yelland (The Crown, Foyle’s War) will play Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Philip Franks (Art, Noises Off) will play Mr Myers, Patrick Godfrey (Half Life, Mr Turner) will play Sir Justice Wainwright and Roger Ringrose (Broadchurch, Mr Selfridge) will play Mr Mayhew.

The cast will also include Richard Attlee, Elliot Balchin, Alexandra Guelff, Miranda Horn, Jon House, Jules Melvin, Hywel Simons and Alex Stedman.

About Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by Lucy Bailey (Comus, The Graduate, Titus Andronicus), this tale of justice, passion and betrayal will open in The Chamber, a court room setting inside London County Hall.

The audience will find themselves placed in the thick of the action as Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony?  Groups will have a literal front row seat to watch and see if he is able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose. 

Witness for the Prosecution will run from 6th October until 11th March, produced by Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions. It will be designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey and sound design by Mic Pool. 

Group bookings 

Group rates for parties of eight or more for Witness for the Prosecution are available through Group Line; GTOs should call 020-7206 1174 to make a booking.

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