Witness for the Prosecution
About Witness for the Prosecution
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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, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose.
Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.
SEE YOU IN COURT.
Venue info: 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.
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Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Revival, this uniquely staged version of Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” is full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations. London County Halls provides the perfect setting for this story to unfold. Step inside the old council chambers, and you will immediately feel like you have been dropped into the middle of a fast-paced murder mystery. With five stars from the Daily Mail, this courtroom drama follows the story of a young man accused of murdering a wealthy widow.
Leonard Vole befriends a rich old lady and as per her will, inherits her wealth when she unexpectedly dies. Vole pleads his case in court, with his wife, Romaine, giving evidence for the opposing side and refusing to support his alibi. Whose side is Romaine really on? Could this all just be part of a complex plan to prove her husband’s innocence? And can Leonard survive the testimonies made against him in court? In the end, the jury decides…it’s up to you!
What To Watch For
- It’s not often that you can watch a play within a council chamber. London County Hall is the ideal setting for this courtroom drama. You’ll feel like you are watching a real court case unfold.
- Country Hall served as the headquarters of London County Council and the Greater London Council for 64 years. It provided seating for over 200 council members and four galleries for the public and members of the press.
- The original short story was written by Agatha Christie, initially published as “Traitor’s Hands” in 1925.
- Look out for the limited number of VIP jury seats. You will be sitting in the jury box as the case unfolds and will help decide the final verdict.
2hrs 15min (incl. interval)