Witness for the Prosecution

The stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution will extend its run on London’s South Bank until 16th September 2018.

This new production of Agatha Christie’s classic courtroom play, which opened in October, was due to run until 11th March, and has been extended due to ‘popular demand’.

The show, the first major production of a Christie play for several decades, takes place in the magnificent chamber in County Hall in order to bring the audience close to the story in a ‘thrilling court-room setting’.

The production has been developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family. Christie’s great grandson, James Prichard said: “It is really exciting to see this innovative approach to one of my great grandmother’s best plays.”

Director Lucy Bailey places the audience in the thick of the action, with some even watching from the jury box, as this ‘gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal’ unfolds around them. The story sees Leonard Vole accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high, and audiences will see if Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony. Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Casting information

English actor Jack McMullen plays Leonard Vole. He is best known for his role as Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road, as well as other appearances in Brookside and Grange Hill.

Catherine Steadman of Downton Abbey fame is currently playing Romaine Vole. You can read the Group Leisure & Travel interview with her by clicking here.

Casting for the new booking period is yet to be announced.

Group rates

Parties of eight or more can benefit from discounted rates on Sunday to Thursday performances.

Group travel organisers can book tickets through Group Line by calling 020-7206 1174 or e-mailing enquiries@groupline.com.

Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale at www.witnesscountyhall.com.

(Photo credit: Sheila Burnett).