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    An Agatha Christie classic in an imposing setting
    The Times
    Ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in this debating chamber
    The Guardian

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The landmark production of Agatha Christie's courtroom thriller is set inside the magnificent council chamber of London County Hall.

Attend Court With Witness for the Prosecution Tickets

Would you be able to tell if a man is innocent or guilty? Experience Agatha Christie's gripping courtroom drama Witness for the Prosecution in a unique, landmark production set against the backdrop of London County Hall. This venue’s historic grandeur immerses audiences in the story of accused murderer Leonard Vole, and by the end you will feel as if you are part of the jury, deciding his fate.

What is Witness for the Prosecution about?

Leonard Vole has been accused of murdering a widow in order to inherit her wealth. As he takes to the stand to protest his innocence and convince the jury that he did not commit this crime, expect shocking twists, powerful testimonies and tales of passion and betrayal.

First published by Agatha Christie in 1925 as the short story, 'Traitor's Hands', the Witness for the Prosecution play debuted in 1953. The current London County Hall production, directed by Lucy Bailey, opened in 2017 and drew critical acclaim for its unique and imaginative staging in the Hall's former Council Chamber.

It is the second of Agatha Christie’s plays to be whipping up a storm in London; her mind-bending whodunit The Mousetrap has been a West End mainstay for more than 70 years, and the ending has still remained a secret…

Witness for the Prosecution Reviews

Witness for the Prosecution is the perfect show for anyone who wants to enjoy top London theatre in a completely unique environment, and get their brain working at the same time! Since opening it has received rave reviews praising its “imaginative” (The Guardian) staging, and calling it a “deliciously enjoyable” (Time Out) show that is “guilty of being a good night out” (The Arts Desk).

With all the twists, turns and revelations we have come to expect from Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, audiences have been thrilled by this tricky and entertaining show that delights in making you second-guess up until the final moments.

Witness for the Prosecution Cast

The Witness for the Prosecution London cast features 18 actors, including Benjamin Westerby (Leonard Vole), Paul Andsell (Mr Mayhew), John Mackay (Mr Myers Q.C.), David Parker-Shaw (Mr Justice Wainwright) and Kate Buchholz (Romaine Vole). In this tense production, the audience and cast are almost entwined thanks to County Hall’s site-specific features. Theatregoers sitting in the Jury Box have a unique view down to the Witness Box and barristers as they fight their corner and persuasively put forward their version of events, while other company members walk up and down the aisles as if entering and exiting a real courtroom.

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With seats available in the heart of the courtroom as well as on the jury bench itself, Witness for the Prosecution tickets will fully immerse you in the action and place Leonard's fate firmly in your hands.

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Rated Excellent
Performance dates:
23 Feb 2024 - 30 Mar 2025
Running time:
2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 10+. Babes in arms not admitted

Latest Audience Reviews

What a stellar show with great casting, staging and performances with some showstopping twists as... More

Seen the show once before, being really close to the action was brilliant. Could watch this show... More

Very different, you are immersed in the play and feel like there is a real trial going on. Great... More

Very seldom see a show more than once but this play is such a unique experience. Great acting snd... More

Loved it? #sworntosecrecy so can’t reveal who done it, but this was great and got me guessing the... More

Second time I’ve seen the play which is so well done and the setting makes it extra special. The... More

Show Times

MatineeEvening
Monday - -
Tuesday - 7.30pm
Wednesday - 7.30pm
Thursday 2.30pm 7.30pm
Friday - 7.30pm
Saturday 2.30pm 7.30pm
Sunday 3.00pm -
How Long is Witness for the Prosecution?
Witness for the Prosecution running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 4.45pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 5.15pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.45pm.
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