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Witness for the Prosecution comes to London

The Agatha Christie classic is coming to London in a unique courtroom setting – and we got a sneak peek!

Opening this October, Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution will be housed in the magnificent London County Hall.

Audience members will be invited to step inside the breath-taking surroundings of the huge venue, which has been re-purposed specifically for the show.

In this immersive setting, which makes you feel like you are part of real-life courtroom drama, Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal will play out in the most unique way.

As an audience, you’ll be invited to sit in the round, in the galleries, looking down from above, and in special jury-style seats, right up close to the action.

Last week, we went down to County Hall to discover the secrets of the venue and experience just what audience members from expect from this exciting new production. Want to see for yourself? Just take a look at the gallery below:

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Witness for the Prosecution tells the story of Leonard Vole, accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high – will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Previous adaptations of the classic drama include Billy Wilder’s 1957 film version starting Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Loughton; a miniseries –  based on the Christie’s original short story, and not the play – aired on BBC One last Christmas, starring Toby Jones as solicitor John Mayhew, Kim Cattrall as the victim Emily French and Billy Howle as Leonard Vole.

The landmark production – which marks the first new setting of an Agatha Christie play since the 1960s, and is sure to delight fans of the playwright’s classic works – stars Richard Atlee, Philip Franks, Catherine Steadman, Jack McMullen and Patrick Godfrey. Previews begin from 6 October 2017.

Tickets for Witness for the Prosecution are on sale now. Get yours at Ticketmaster.co.uk – and see you in court!

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