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Witness for the Prosecution Tickets

London County Hall

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.

Book Tickets for Witness for the Prosection Today

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.

Performance dates:
23 Jun 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

Witness for the Prosecution Reviews

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813 Reviews
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User Reviews

Verified

Great use of the courtroom, lighting and sound was subtle but very effective. The actors were great and the plot good, but fairly true to the original work so you may know ‘who’s done it’ from the start if you’re a Christie fan.

Performance date: 08 June 2024
Verified

Entertaining, quite slick, enjoyable show in a venue that seemed tailor made for it! Such a cool location!

Performance date: 12 June 2024
Verified

Show was excellent & beautifully executed. Agatha Christie always has a great twist to her endings. Great sound on theatre and performances were flawless. Very enjoyable

Performance date: 11 June 2024
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Show Times

MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday2.30pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday3.00pm-
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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