Witness for the Prosecution celebrates a killer 1st year and announces new cast

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions present
Witness for the Prosecution
By Agatha Christie

  • All rise for Witness for the Prosecution, celebrating a year of site-specific theatre in the spectacular Chamber of London’s County Hall.
  • On its first birthday, Lucy Bailey’s production is well placed in the race to become Agatha Christie’s longest-running play, with The Mousetrap a mere 65 years ahead at this stage.
  • Holly Willoughby and Jeremy Vine have been among the jurors who have answered the call to consider a verdict in the case of Leonard Vole.  Other luminaries spotted attending the trial include Tess Daly, Isla Fisher, Kelly Holmes, Calvin Klein, Ian McKellen, David Suchet, George Takei and Ronnie Wood. In its first year the show has also welcomed QCs, two High Court Judges and real-life forensics and autopsy teams.
  • From 20 November, the production will welcome new cast members including Emma Rigby as Romaine Vole, Daniel Solbe as the accused Leonard Vole, Jasper Britton as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, William Chubb as Mr Myers QC, Christopher Ravenscroft as Mr Justice Wainwright and Ewan Stewart as Mr Mayhew. 
  • To celebrate a killer first year, Witness for the Prosecution is offering a new range of gift packages, just in time for Christmas.
  • Tickets now on sale until 1 September 2019 from www.witnesscountyhall.com 

Witness for the Prosecution this week celebrates its 1st birthday at London’s County Hall. DirectorLucy Bailey (Love From A Stranger, The Graduate, Titus Andronicus) thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action in “the comfiest seats in London” (New York Times), or observing from the Press Gallery, as Agatha Christie’s gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them.

More tickets have been released today for the production, which is now booking until 1 September 2019, available via www.witnesscountyhall.com

New cast members are announced today who will join the company from 20 November; Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks, Once Upon A Time in Wonderland) will play Romaine Vole, Daniel Solbe as the accused Leonard Vole, Jasper Britton (Pack of Lies, The Libertine) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts,William Chubb (Othello, This House) as Mr Myers QC, Christopher Ravenscroft (High Society, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries) as Mr Justice Wainwright and Ewan Stewart (Titanic, Let The Right One In) as Mr Mayhew. The new cast will also include Richard BanksChloé BooyensJoanna BrookesMiriam CooperLiam Lau Fernandez, Phoebe Marshall,Hugh OsborneSimon RobertsLeo Turner and Jamie Zubairi.

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony?  Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imagination of audiences who have experienced the drama inside the unique setting of County Hall’s ornate Chamber on London’s iconic South Bank, receiving Best Revival nominations at the 2018 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards.

The production is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey and sound design by Mic Pool.

LISTINGS

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions present
Witness for the Prosecution
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Lucy Bailey
Designed by William Dudley
Lighting Design by Chris Davey
Sound Design by Mic Pool

London County Hall
The Chamber, County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
Currently Booking until 1 September 2019
Box Office: 0844 815 7141
Online: www.witnesscountyhall.com

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm and matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm

See website for the following performances:

17 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
18 – 24 February 2019
15 – 23 April 2019

TICKET PRICES

Tickets from £10

No booking fees if booked via the official website

Our exclusive VIP Jury Ticket will place you in the heart of the courtroom action. Jurors will receive a complimentary programme and 2 complimentary drinks (soft drink, beer or house wine) to be redeemed pre-show or at the interval.

A KILLER CHRISTMAS PRESENT – Gift packages now available. See website for details.

To celebrate a killer first year, Witness for the Prosecution is offering a new range of gift packages, just in time for Christmas.

You simply select which of the three packages you would like to send as a gift, and the date you’d like us to confirm the gift to your recipient, and we’ll send an email that allows them to choose a performance date and time that suits them.

Or if you prefer to present in person, we’ll send you one of our limited-edition Witness for the Prosecution gift boxes, with ticket voucher and information about the show – so you can give your friends and family their day in court.

JURY PACKAGE £210 – Become a member of the Jury, and be prepared to be “sworn to secrecy” as the trial begins. Package includes 2 VIP Jury tickets, programme and drinks before the show and during the interval.

JUDGE PACKAGE £175 – Take your seats in our Premium area, right at the heart of the action. Package includes 2 Premium seat tickets, programme and drinks before the show.

COURTROOM PACKAGE £150 – Watch the trial play out before you as Leonard Vole fights to convince the jury – and you – of his innocence. Package includes 2 Band A tickets, programme and drinks before the show.

Website: www.witnesscountyhall.com

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