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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.

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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.

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 Harry Giubileo (Leonard Vole), Crispin Redman (Mr Mayhew), Nick Sampson (Mr Myers Q.C.), Terence Wilton (Mr Justice Wainwright) and Madeleine Walker (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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Witness for the Prosecution Tickets

From £14.30

Rated Excellent
Performance dates:
01 Oct 2023 - 29 Sep 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.
London County Hall (See map)
Age recommendation:
Best for age 10+. Babes in arms not admitted

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Choose seats in the Courtroom Stalls to feel totally immersed in this unique production as the trial plays out right in front of you. For a truly unforgettable experience, book a seat in the Jury Box and feel like your verdict could affect the play's outcome.

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    My first time seeing this and it is superb. Very atmospheric and absorbing. Staging is fantastic... More

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    karen48 Top 100 reviewer 11 Dec 2022

    Brilliant show (strongly recommend going in blind without looking anything up so you can play alo... More

    solloredo's avatar
    solloredo 27 Nov 2022

    Agatha Christie story but I didn't know it. To be set as in a real courtroom made it very exciti... More

    janetbrooker's avatar
    janetbrooker 13 Oct 2022

    Poor Mrs Emily French has been found murdered in her house, and the finger of suspicion is pointi... More

    AndrewH306's avatar
    AndrewH306 Top 100 reviewer 18 Sep 2022

    A really good production with great use of the space. Cast were all well practised and a faultles... More

    leepeddie's avatar
    leepeddie Top 100 reviewer 06 Mar 2022

    Great choice of cast, great acting, kept us guessing, interesting twist. The background prop staf... More

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    annay2 19 Dec 2021

    Show Times

    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
    Witness for the Prosecution matinee performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 4.45pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 5.15pm.
    Evening Shows
    Witness for the Prosecution evening performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.45pm.

    Tickets FAQ

    Tickets range from around £15 to just over £100 depending on the date you book and availability.
    Courtroom Stalls Row C-E are the most expensive tickets. These premium seats cost around £100 and drop you right in the centre of the action of this authentic courtroom venue.

    Sitting in the Stalls is the best choice for an atmospheric drama such as this. With the judge, accused and barristers performing right in front of you - and maybe even giving away their true motivations with subtle body language - you will “feel like you are part of the proceedings” (reviewer in C60 ). Other top-price seats such as D98 offer a “perfect view of the action” according to SeatPlan reviewers.
    Book a midweek performance to save up to 10% on tickets, and keep an eye on prices a few weeks before you visit to get the best choice in your budget, across the auditorium.

    Cheaper, restricted view seats in the Gallery can have variable views because of pillars and the angle to the stage, so reviews from fellow theatregoers are incredibly helpful when choosing which to book. Some good value seats include Central Gallery B23 (a “great view over the whole stage area”) and South Gallery A7 (a “clear view of the witness box”).

    Discounts are sometimes available for this show, especially during seasonal promotions.Sign up for an Alert to hear about future offers.
    This immersive, site-specific play is in the historic London County Hall building’s Council Chamber, and each seating area offers a unique experience. The best views are from the middle of the Stalls in seats such as D95 , where the entire stage is visible including the Witness Box and Jury Box, and actors sometimes rush up and down the aisles near you throughout the show.

    Speaking of the Jury Box, tickets can be booked for seats here. This is a very unique viewing experience, with the seats positioned behind the stage. If you choose to sit here, in a seat such as Jury Box 1 , you will feel as if you are part of the story, holding Leonard’s fate in your hands.

    The Gallery has many pillars and restricted views, so it is worth checking SeatPlan user photos when booking tickets in this section. The stairs leading up to here are quite steep and the aisles narrow, so the Gallery may not be suitable for anyone who suffers from vertigo or is uncomfortable with heights.
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