Witness for the Prosecution

One-time venues

Witness for the Prosecution

06 Oct 2017 - 16 Sep 2018

£12.00 - £95.00

Pro reviewers rating
10 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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?

New immersive production presented In the Chamber at London County Hall Belevedere Road, SE1 7PB .

Cast details at from 11 April, 2018.  (Reviewed with original cast)


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“ The only reason is to do something that you can’t do on screen. And, in this regard, Lucy Bailey’s revival succeeds a treat.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Imaginatively staged... the fact that we are in a debating chamber serves to heighten the play’s theatricality.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Compelling... Bailey’s site-specific production is a delight... Guilty of being a good night out.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Bailey plays up the melodrama beautifully... keeps Christie’s script clear and punchy... Deliciously enjoyable.”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Mustily atmospheric... Christie retains after all these years a capacity to entertain, amuse and, crucially, unsettle.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Given thrilling new life... McMullen: charmingly plausible...Bailey makes excellent use of the Chamber’s central arena. ”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“A gripping and authentic courtroom play...Bailey’s production engulfs the council offices with the real energy of a murder trial”

Adam Bloodworth (Metro)

“Typically crafty, and Lucy Bailey’s production relishes the conventions of courtroom drama, not least the emphasis on ritual.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Site-responsive production of Agatha Christie’s play that lacks dramatic clout.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Fascinating to glimpse inside this grand building... A sense of clunkiness that Christie's own script does nothing to dispel.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

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