Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution is set to return to London County Hall on the Southbank on 14 September 2021.
Since opening to critical acclaim in 2017 Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imagination of thousands who have been gripped by the case of Leonard Vole, accused of murder in cold blood. Director Lucy Bailey (Oleanna, Ghosts, Love From A Stranger) thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action, as Agatha Christie’s enthralling tale of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them.
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?
The twists and turns of the case are played out in a spectacular courtroom setting inside the iconic London County Hall as prosecution battles defence and witnesses take the stand to give their shocking testimonies.
Joe McNamara makes his professional stage debut as the accused, Leonard Vole. He will be joined by Emer McDaid (Game of Thrones, HBO; Soft Border Patrol, BBC) as Romaine, Jonathan Firth (Gaslight, Royal and Derngate; Father Brown, BBC) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Teddy Kempner (Caroline or Change; Bitter Wheat, both West End) as Mr Mayhew, Miles Richardson (The Crown, BBC; King Charles III, West End/ Broadway) as Mr Myers and Martin Turner (The Son, Kiln Theatre/ West End; The Plague, Arcola Theatre) as Mr Justice Wainwright. The rest of the new cast includes Christopher Dickins (War Horse; The Phantom of the Opera, both West End), Nicholas Fretwell (Love from A Stranger, Royal & Derngate/UK tour) who makes his West End debut, Yvonne Gidden (Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, West End; Coronation Street, ITV), Sam Graham (Peterloo, Film4; The Country Wife, Southwark Playhouse), Eliot Giuralarocca (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, West End; The Tempest, UK Tour), Ellie-Rose Mackinlay who also makes her West End stage debut and Elana Martin (Miss Saigon, UK/European Tour; Travesties, West End). More casting is to be announced in due course.
Tickets are on sale at www.witnesscountyhall.com