You have been summoned for jury service...
A landmark new stage production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution takes place in London County Hall, planting audiences right in the centre of this gripping story of justice, passion, and betrayal.
Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a widow in order to inherit her wealth, and the stakes are high: convince the jury – and the audience – of his innocence, or face the hangman’s noose. That is, after he’s survived the shocking witness testimony.
This production immerses the audience in a unique courtroom setting, complete with drama and intensity, on London’s Southbank.
See you in court.
Book your tickets for Witness for the Prosecution at the London County Hall today!
Really gripping and entertaining production in an atmospheric setting all the way to the end Very clever ending and well acted My whole family of all ages have now seen the production and all voted 5 stars Richard Carpenter
Real enactment of a AC plot. Actors were phenomenal. Did not predict the twist and was eye opening about human behaviour. The seats were a bit uncomfortable and could have done with more variety of snacks during the break.
Highly recommend this show!
Really enjoyed this play. Loved the layout of the theatre. I would recommend this play wonderful cast.
Thoroughly enjoyed the show and was totally engrossed from start to end. Acting was top draw and totally believable. The location adds to the whole experience. My only criticism is that a couple of scenes were a little hard to hear despite being in row A South Gallery.
The play was absolutely out of this world. My 15-year-old daughter and I enjoyed it very much, especially the setting, which was so different from a regular theatre. A really magnificent experience, highly recommended!
Thoroughly enjoyed Witness for the Prosecution and the atmospheric setting of County Hall greatly added to the enjoyment of this Agatha Christie classic.
Hugely fun and escapist afternoon! Production is seamless - from lighting, staging, sound, acting to overall direction. Plot is a cracker! Lead actor is very handsome which also helped.... Don’t miss it :-)
We enjoyed it. But the ending is rushed/contrived to fit the theatre and the young actor playing the defendant was almost inaudible from our seats in the first scenes. Otherwise great!
The venue is amazing, performances are sharp. Plenty to discuss at the interval.
Good old fashioned murder mystery with a tense court room drama
Overall a decent play. Acting generally good but the fella playing Vole wasn’t great sadly. The ending was a bit silly but I suppose we have to blame Agatha for that. Theatre was well set up and the defence barrister and judge were excellent. Vole’s wife was also a bit weak we thought.
Due to a viral infection I missed the performance along with my friends. We were so looking forward to it! However I have heard through the grapevine it’s one not to miss. I only hope I get the opportunity to see it soon!
Great show with a classic Agatha Christie twist. If you can afford it though, sit in the main theatre area - great tamosphere, but best in lower seats.
Thoroughly enjoyable and would highly recommend.
Flawless - best play we 've ever seen!
The whole experience was amazing from the stunning setting to the fantastic performances. I would 100% recommend this show.
Really shining performances from the whole ensemble. Fantastic location. Recommend this all the way.
A wonderful venue,brilliant cast,superb acting and of course with Agatha spell binding story. Thankyou for a lovely performance.
Enjoyed it so much last year we decided to watch it again while it’s still possible
Really enjoyable - great acting and a big surprise at the end! Very good, not a dull moment.
As usual, Agatha Christie's excellent plot. Interesting twists. Super acting. Fantastic venue. Highly recommend this play.
A fantastic production and setting leaves you guessing until the end. Great cast really enjoyable
Went to see this play last week and thought it was well performed and very entertaining.
An excellent play, well acted. Surroundings great
A well written play performed by an excellent cast, played out in very atmospheric surroundings. My wife and our friends would highly recommend it a must see.
What a fabulous show. The setting just makes the show so special, sitting in comfy leather chairs in a U shape around the action. When you first walk into the room it blows you away. The show itself is amazing. Well cast and so very well staged. Took my 11 year old son who loved it too. Cant reccomend this production enough.
Very good interpretation of the storey, really well acted, especially Lewis Cope, playing Vole - such emotion and expression during the trial scene.
Wonderful setting, with a great performance. Really was a great night.
We bought the tickets late, so got two with restricted view. However, that did not spoil our experience of the show. It was well done and the cast was impressive. Would recommend.
Stunning environment for the play - seats so roomy - felt like being in a courtroom. Brilliant acting from a all the legals - convincing! Loved interactive jury - left wondering if play has at least two or three possible endings. Highly recommended
Good acting. Great setting. Maybe the actors could speak a little louder. A fun evening. Definitely recommend.
An all together unique experience! The setting is amazing and so atmospheric being the old London Council Chamber oozing history, it feels like a privilege in itself to be seated there. The play itself superb, brilliantly cast and acted and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. Highly recommended for a truly memorable experience.
You get right into this from the very start it feels like you are in the public gallery at a very real trial. We really loved it.. The only thing that was a bit weird in this day and age was Real cigarette smoking in an enclosed environment. I'm not complaining I'm an ex smoker myself but others might be offended
Excellent play - the venue and performance was fabulous
Fabulous venue and good cast made this a delight to watch. An archetypal Agatha Christie plot sprinkled with red herrings and quirky characters ensures that fans will not be disappointed.
Spectacular venue Totally immersive - up close and personal Stage acting at its very best and to include the audience (jury) was very clever. Wish I could watch it for the first time again
From beginning to end this play kept your attention. Excellent acting. Would come to see it again.
Amazing location and the best setting for this production. Cast great and I was kept on the edge of my seat. The ending, well you’ll just have to go see it 😉
Really worth seeing, must for all Agatha Christie fan by visiting London! Great place, just like on real trial!
I fully recommend this play - suitable for all ages. The setting in the County Hall is superb. We were up in the first row of the gallery which gave us a great perspective over the whole proceedings. And the court-like atmosphere is perfect for the play. It is a very traditional court-room drama and produced in a traditional way - but it was so well acted and directed that it was fresh, gripping and entertaining throughout. (Great to hear the unmistakable voice of Oliver Sterling from the Archers as the Judge!)
Great show - entertaining and full of twists.
It was amazing I usually fall asleep watching on television but this was so different Will be recommending Atmosphere was brilliant
The novelty wears off by the interval
Excellent , enjoyed every minute , so different being set where it was rather than a normal theatre setting on stage . All the cast where brilliant . Would recommend this price oh theatre to anyone
What an elegant setting for this play. Very atmospheric and luxurious. We sat in seats next to the stage so could see absolutely everything - even the whites of the actors eyes. A very accomplished performance I would highly recommend this
If you have any concerns regarding access, we strongly recommend you book your seats in the Courtroom Stalls:
- There is no lift to the Galleries.
- The Galleries are up 33 steps from the Chamber.
- Gallery Seats are not suitable for those who have difficulties climbing stairs or are Vertigo sufferers.
- Gallery row A has narrow access to seats.
No exchanges or refunds.
The new cast includes Carolin Stoltz (Shetland, Emmerdale) playing Romaine Vole,Lewis Cope (Billy Elliot) as the accused Leonard Vole, Simon Dutton (The Saint) in the role of Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Giles Taylor (This House, Wolf Hall/ Bring Up The Bodies) playing Mr Myers QC, Michael Cochrane (The Archers) as Mr Justice Wainwright, Tim Frances (The 39 Steps) as Mr Mayhew, with Max Dinnen, Janet Fullerlove, Karlina, Grace-Paseda, Jessica Hole, Francesca Knight, Paul Lancaster, Nicholas Osmond, Joe Shire, Michael Weaver and Karl Wilson.
2 hours 15 mins
Good To Know
This is an immersive production - the actors will be in the aisles although the audience will remain seated throughout.
Suitable For Children
All VIP tickets include a free programme with 2 free drinks.
You will be given everything on arrival to the venue. Once you have their tickets you will be shown to a special VIP Jury Desk where you will receive your programme and drinks vouchers. All Jury Members should be in their seats 5 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
When Can I Go
Booking until Sun, 13th September 2020
7.30pm Tuesday - Saturday
2.30pm Thursday and Saturday
Where Do I Go
Nearest Tube stations: Waterloo and Westminster
Nearest Main line station: Waterloo
London County Hall is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames beside the London Eye and the Westminster Bridge, and opposite the Houses of Parliament. The entrance of Witness for the Prosecution is located on Belvedere Road.
From Waterloo station follow exit signs towards Southbank/County Hall attractions and then follow signs to York Road and walk a few minutes along the road and County Hall will be on your left.