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Witness for the Prosecution extends London run

The Agatha Christie play takes place inside the London Country Hall building.

Due to huge demand for tickets, Witness for the Prosecution will be running on London’s South Bank until the 16 September 2018. The production takes place in the magnificent setting of the London County Hall Building.

Running inside the County Hall’s ornate Chamber, its the latest production of Agatha Christie’s classic courtroom drama, directed by Lucy Bailey.

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be 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. It also featured Andrea Riseborough, and Sarah Phelps.

The landmark production of Witness for the Prosecution – which marks the first new setting of an Agatha Christie play since the 1960s, and has been delighting fans of the playwright’s classic works – currently stars Richard Atlee as Carter and Dr Wyatt, Philip Franks as Mr Myers QC, Catherine Steadman as Romaine Vole, Jack McMullen as Leonard Vole, and Patrick Godfrey as Mr Justice Wainwright.

Casting for the new booking period is yet to be announced.

Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution is now booking until the 16 September 2018 at the London County Hall Building.

Find out more about the production in our photo gallery, and our review.

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