Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ extends run until next year

The production has been running for 5 years and already welcome half a million viewers. Set in an actual courtroom at London’s County Hall, the play is centered around a widower accused of killing his wife to inherit her money. The show has received several award nominations for Best Revival.

The mob has spoken. And the verdict has been given. It seems that a 5-year-sentence at the London County Hall is not enough to calm the popular craze. As the jury has demanded, Agatha Christie’s nail-biting play is not going anywhere any time soon. Witness for the Prosecution has announced its booking period is now extended until April 16th 2023. Set in a real court room, taking the audience’s experience to a next level of immersiveness, the piece revolves around Leonard Vole, who’s being trialed for alledgedly killing his wife in cold blood to inherit her wealth.

“After being closed for 18 months during the pandemic we are thrilled that audiences have welcomed Witness for the Prosecution back with such enthusiasm”, say producers Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford. “Over 400,000 people have seen the show since we opened in 2017 and we are excited to now be extending into a 6th year with a new booking period now on sale until April 2023.”

Directed by Lucy Bailey and with a production design by William Dudley, the current cast stars Joshua Glenister as the accused opposite Lauren O’Neil as Romaine, as well as Owen Oakeshott as Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC, Peter Landi as Mr Mayhew, Richard Teverson as Mr Myers QC and James Hayes as Mr Justice Wainwright. The company is completed by James Alper, Lily Blunsom-Washbrook, Jonathan Brenner, Simon Butteriss, Vicki Davids, William Donaldson, Nick Hardie, Andrew Hollingworth, Mandi Symonds, Naomi Taylor, Matt Weyland and Donnavan Yates. The cast for the new season will be announced in due course.

Witness for the Prosecution is performed from Tuesday to Sundays. Tickets are available on the following link.

By Guillermo Názara

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