Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions present
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?
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions have announced a major new production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution to open on London’s South Bank this October in a unique court room setting inside County Hall.
The Chamber at London County Hall – Photo by Helen Maybanks
Lucy Bailey (Comus, The Graduate, Titus Andronicus) will direct this gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal, with the audience thrillingly placed in the thick of the action in a spectacular location. This will be the first major London production of a play written by Agatha Christie to open since the 1960s.
Witness for the Prosecution will run from 6 October – 11 March.
The production will be designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey and sound design by Mic Pool.
All tickets during the preview period (6 October – 23 October) will have £10 off. For the main run, there will be 100 tickets available for every performance at £25 or under.
Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works. In her autobiography, she said: ‘One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness for the Prosecution. I can safely say that that was the only first night I have enjoyed…. It was one of my plays that I like best myself.’
James and Mathew Prichard (Agatha Christie Ltd.) and director Lucy Bailey. Photo by Helen Maybanks
The new production has been developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family. Christie’s Great Grandson and Executive Chair of Agatha Christie Ltd, James Prichard said:
“It is really exciting to see this innovative approach to one of my great grandmother’s best plays The amazing setting of County Hall will help raise the production to great heights, and with Lucy Bailey directing it will be a must see theatre event. This show will help demonstrate that Christie’s works are as relevant today as they have ever been, and 21st century London is in for a treat.”
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
By Agatha Christie
6 October 2017 – 11 March 2018
London County Hall
Box Office: 0844 815 7141