Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution has announced its tenth cast and an extension at London County Hall until 29 September 2024.
The Christie courtroom thriller has captivated over 86,000 audience members since the new year, making it a record-breaking year so far for the acclaimed production.
Benjamin Westerby (Macbeth, Imitating The Dog – UK Tour) will play the accused, Leonard Vole opposite Katie Buchholz (Leaves of Grass, Park Theatre) as Romaine Vole, Stephen Hogan (Sardar Udham, Amazon Prime) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC, Paul Ansdell (Dry, Human Story Theatre) as Mr Mayhew, David Shaw-Parker (Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre) as Mr Justice Wainwright, and John Mackay (The Doctor, West End) as Mr Myers QC.
The company is completed by Phil Adèle, Melissa Aduke-James, Aamira Challenger, Tom Espiner, Sam Flint, Mackenzie Heynes, Damian Lynch, Matthew Mellalieu, Blair Robertson, Nicola Sanderson, Andrew Tuku JR and Rosamund Williams.
Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imagination of thousands gripped by the case of Leonard Vole, accused of murder in cold blood. Director Lucy Bailey thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action as 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 atmospheric London County Hall as prosecution battles defence and witnesses take the stand to give their shocking testimonies. The production received Best Revival nominations at the 2018 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards.
The production is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey, sound by Mic Pool and casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG.
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Source: West End Best Friend