Witness for the Prosecution Tickets
Witness for the Prosecution London Tickets
Agatha Christie's compelling stage play follows protagonist Leonard Vole, who has been accused of killing a widow to inherit her fortune. A lot is at stake in this thrilling court case and only time will tell whether Leonard can convince the jury and you, the audience, that he is an innocent man. Following a shocking witness testimony, it seems Leonard won't be running away from the hangman's noose so easily…
Art imitates life with Witness for the Prosecution in London, the suspenseful courtroom drama by Agatha Christie now showing in the eye-popping Council Chamber of the Edwardian Baroque County Hall. Step foot inside the jaw-dropping interior of County Hall, London, and immerse yourself in the English playwright's gripping tale of law and justice, high tension and disloyalty in this one-of-a-kind courtroom staging unlike anything you've experienced before. Now in its sixth year, Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imagination of thousands, who enthralled by the case of Leonard Vole, have bought Witness for the Prosecution tickets to see the verdict.
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See You In Court
Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution is a definitive and long-standing part of immersive theatre. Witness for the Prosecution began as a short story in 1925 and then became a successful stage play after premiering on 28 October 1953 at the Winter Garden Theatre, produced by Sir Peter Saunders. Christie’s gripping drama has been performed all over the world, from London's West End to Broadway, and has been a hit for years in both professional and amateur productions.
The latest revival of Witness for the Prosecution took place in October 2017, featuring London County Hall’s distinctive courtroom staging and receiving praise from critics. Unfortunately, the production was halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK but resumed in September 2021. This unique site-specific rendition is housed within the grand chamber of London County Hall, offering an immersive experience for the jury. The show is scheduled to continue its run until April 2024. Since it began, Witness for the Prosecution tickets have been in high demand.
Critical Acclaim and Fun Facts
- ‘Classic Christie. the queen of cunning has been brilliantly served’ - Daily Mail.
- ‘A delight. guilty of being a good night out’ - The Arts Desk.
- ‘Christie's courtroom drama in the grand chamber at county hall entertains, amuses and unsettles’ - Daily Telegraph.
- ‘Agatha Christie’s ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in county hall’ - The Guardian.
Please Bear In Mind
Children under 5 will not be admitted to Witness for The Prosecution.
Witness for the Prosecution London Cast & Creatives
- Stenographer - Melissa Aduke-James
- Mr Mayhew - Paul Ansdell
- Romaine Vole - Katie Buchholz
- Greta / Miss Clegg - Aamira Challenger
- Inspector Hearne - Tom Espiner
- Solicitor - Sam Flint
- Judge's Clerk - Mackenzie Heynes
- Sir Wilfrid Robarts Q.C. - Stephen Hogan
- Clerk Of The Court - Don Klass
- Carter / Dr Wyatt - Damian Lynch
- Mr Myers Q.C - John Mackay
- Warder - Matthew Mellalieu
- Sergeant Randall / Court Officer - Blair Robertson
- Janet Mackenzie - Nicola Sanderson
- Mr Justice Wainwright - David Shaw-Parker
- Leonard Vole - Benjamin Westerby
- Book, Music And Lyrics - Jim Jacobs
- Book, Music And Lyrics - Warren Casey
- Director - Nikolai Foster
- Choreographer - Dame Arlene Phillips
- Associate Choreographer - Richard Roe
- Musical Supervisor And Arranger - Sarah Traviscolin Richmond
- Scenic & Costume Design - Colin Richmond
- Lighting Designer - Ben Cracknell
- Video & Projection Designer - Douglas O'Connell
- Production Manager - Matt Jones For Gjpm
Age restrictionChildren under 5 will not be admitted.
Running time2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Performance datesBooking through 29 September 2024
ContentRecommended for ages 5 and above.
Babes in arms and children under the age of 5 will not be permitted. All children need their own ticket. Latecomers may not be permitted.
Please allow extra arrival time as there are multiple entrances to the seating area once inside the theatre. A note about Gallery Tickets: Access to the original Public Galleries is up a flight of stairs, with no lift access. Once at Gallery level, the steps to access Rows C and D are steep with extra steps. Seats in Row A have narrow access and 2 extra steps. All steps in the Galleries are narrow. These seats may not be suitable for patrons with access requirements or vertigo sufferers. Hearing loop may not work for patrons seated in the North and South Gallery. There are no toilets on the Gallery level. A note about Stalls Tickets: There is a lift from Street level to the foyer/Box Office. There is a lift from the foyer to the Courtroom Stalls Chamber ONLY. Row F is the only row for step-free access. There is a wheelchair space available in row F suitable for those wishing to remain in their wheelchair for the duration of the show. Hearing Loop should work for all seats in the Courtroom Stalls. We advise that patrons with access requirements check with theatre's box office before purchasing tickets.
Please note: There is not a cloakroom at this venue; bags that do not fit comfortably under a single seat will not be permitted.
AccessNo immediate vehicular access to the venue as Belvedere road is a closed private road. Closest is the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street.
Upcoming Performance Times
News / Casting
Witness for the Prosecution announces tenth cast
All rise! Agatha Christie's sensational Witness for the Prosecution has announced a double whammy. The trial of the century is set to keep you on the edge of your seats until September 29, 2024, at the London County Hall. You can also get ready to witness (pun intended) the show's remarkable tenth cast as they’re called for Jury Duty, or even worse, to the stand…the court is officially in session!
29 Aug, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Features
London Theatre Direct’s weekly news roundup (1 March 2023)
Theatre lovers, rejoice! It’s another week of exhilarating news from the West End. We’ve got a short but sweet list of production updates for you to catch up on and some new images to make your imagination dance with delight. You’ll be itching to sit back down in a velvet seat in no time! Oh, and happy spring, we hope you enjoy the flowers as much as we do!
28 Feb, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Casting
Witness for the Prosecution extends run and announces new cast
All rise, all rise! If Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution is guilty of one thing, it’s being a criminally ingenious, pulse-pounding mystery, one that continues to redefine the boundaries of immersive theatre. The grandeur of the historic London County Hall awaits, as Witness for the Prosecution extends its sentence to 28 April 2024, for a remarkable seventh year. Prepare to enter the courtroom and be drawn into a web of deceit woven by the brand-new ninth cast. You are officially called to jury service…book your tickets today!
27 Feb, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
Review: Witness for the Prosecution in 250 words - Court is now in session!
I have been summoned for Jury Service.
Taking my place in the Jury seats at the palatial County Hall, I settle down for another whodunnit from the wonderful Agatha Christie, whose well known West End play, The Mousetrap is London’s longest-running show (which you'll also want tickets for). Being a legal eagle myself, I was interested to see how this would ‘play’ out and if I would be able to differentiate between the innocent and the guilty.
23 Sep, 2021 | By Kay Johal
News / Features
Priority Access for the return of London’s Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie’s epic tale of justice is set to grip London once again and you can witness the intensity and drama with the unique setting of a real courtroom! Get tickets for Witness for the Prosecution London exclusively with us and secure yourselves the best seats in court! The high-tension tale of justice and law will immerse you completely into the world of Christie for an experience unlike anything else.
7 May, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Productions / Features
Witness for the Prosecution sets date for re-opening at London's County Hall this May
After a long recess, the court will be back in session this May and you've just been subpoenaed! Don't miss the eagerly anticipated return of this West End favourite, staged at the beautiful County Hall in London!
7 Jan, 2021 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Productions / Casting
New casting announced for Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall
The London County Hall production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution has announced an extension alongside a new cast list to look forward to. The critically-acclaimed drama is currently booking through September 2020.
8 Oct, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
London Theatre Review: Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall
Just a quick hop over the river from the West End, in the shadow of the London Eye, you will find London County Hall where Witness for the Prosecution is currently staged. The former home of London County Council, the building now hosts the Aquarium, London Dungeons and a couple of hotels. Nestled in the heart of the building is the former meeting room – the Edwardian chamber – with its fixed wooden seating, striking marble columns, high ceiling, and ornate fittings, now providing the setting for one of the world’s most famous author's plays.
28 May, 2019 | By Harrison Fuller
London Theatre Review: Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall, London in Southbank
Agatha Christie plays are seemingly impossible to write about. Not because they're bad, but because the audiences are sworn not to reveal anything. In fact, as you leave County Hall after a performance of the incredible Witness for the Prosecution, a sign stands in the foyer with the simple phrase: #SwornToSecrecy
23 May, 2019 | By Kay Johal
London Theatre Review: Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall
The venue for Witness for the Prosecution – the Edwardian Baroque-style London County Hall – is as much a star as the play's key protagonists. The Council Chamber makes the perfect setting for this courtroom drama to unfold, having been built nearly 3 years before Agatha Christie published the short story of the same name back in 1925. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this psychological thriller, which was marvellously adapted into a stage play by Agatha Christie herself and first performed in 1953.
10 May, 2019 | By Sandra Howell