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!
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
So inthralling, Highly recommended.
Loved the play but the actors were hard to hear, their voices were not loud enough. The microphones were not picking up very well. Everyone in our group (6 total) said they had difficulty hearing.
Great play, you fall into empathy quickly with the characters
Very good, professional presentation. The acoustics could have been better in the gallery.
Only one niggle, unfortunately the actress playing Romaine Vole spoke so quietly that we couldn’t hear most of what she said
It was a genius idea to use the magnificent County Hall chamber as a venue as it works perfectly for a courtroom drama. The cast are great and it is a wonderfully intimate and immersive experience. The play holds up well, especially if you do not know the story or have read the book. Great fun and well worth a look for an entertaining event.
Mind blown by this performance from the acting to the changing between scenes and how actors were incorporated into the set changes to the setting within the county hall and how the staging used all the areas. Just amazing!
Thoroughly enjoyed the show made even better by the grand and realistic setting The acting was excellent despite some difficulty hearing the dialogue when actors were not facing towards you
Excellent venue for a courtroom drama, great cast, great performances. You had to lean forward from the seats in the upstairs gallery, which made viewing slightly less comfortable.
The play, 'Witness for the Prosecution', was excellently acted out in a setting that involves everyone in the production, as you are part of the courtroom etc..... Everything was clearly spoken , and the way the actors moved around meant nobody was left out from the proceedings. Thank you, for a great performance, thoroughly enjoyed, and from my own facebook comments a friend is now wanting details to come and see it, I will show him by brochure and info leaflet. The setting, within the County Hall debating chamber was excellent and provided the right atmosphere. My only criticism is that the 'music' and associated sounds for the production at times was a little too loud and my hearing aids struggled to cope, causing me a headache afterwards.
Really good play, in a different venue!
FROM THE VERY START, THIS PLAY HAD ME GRIPPED. IT WAS A GREAT STORY, AND SO BRILLIANTLY ACTED. THE SETTING, THE ATMOSPHERE WAS ELECTRIC. EVEN THE SET CHANGES WERE DONE SO PROFESSIONALLY, SO WELL CHOREOGRAPHED. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
this is the second time i see the production and still enjoy it. both time i have chosen the cheapest seats and am really happy with the view and the performance.
A must see!
The show was a good plot and captured the audience. The actors were superb. The only negative was the refreshments, the coffee was undrinkable, like watery milk and staff not very helpful. I had to settle for instant decaffeinated coffee.
I would thoroughly recommend this to everyone, great performance, wonderful setting and lots of fun. Go on your own or go with friends; you won't be disappointed.
A high quality production in a very suitable venue. Teenage daughter really enjoyed it too. Not challenging to watch but held attention all through.
What a great venue for a courtroom drama! It really felt as if you were part of the action. Very clever scene changes meant it kept its pace and interest. Loved the view from the Central Gallery. A must see performance for Agatha Christie fans and those new to the genre too.
Small stage but marvelous design. If you sit on Jury box you can even participate in the play.
Superb production in stunning surroundings! A must see even if you’re not a theatre fan..
Fantastic setting fantastic performance. Great cast. Thoroughly enjoyable
Fantastic show! We loved it. The acting and the setting were superb. Felt like we were in a real courtroom trial. Thoroughly recommend the show
My twelve year old son and I had been looking forward to seeing this Christie classic in such authentic surroundings, and we were not at all disappointed. The courtroom is a spectacular setting, seats were considerably more comfortable than in the London theatres. It felt as if we were in a small, privileged audience, watching the story unravel in a most intimate setting. From the very first we were entranced and engaged in the characters' predicaments. My son was absolutely shocked by the ending, which I found extremely gratifying, and I enjoyed the manipulation of the audience despite knowing the story fairly well. There were absolutely no weak links in the cast. It was a triumph, and we gave them a standing ovation at the end. We both highly recommend this experience!
Fantastic experience and amazing performance from all! This show really does live up to the amazing reviews! Me and my mum loved it and had a wonderful evening.
Great production. Well acted. The setting in County Hall is perfect.
As usual, a superb Agatha Christie mystery preformed by the best actresses and actors London has to offer. The ending has a twist to die for. At times we were unable to understand the dialogue.
Great play, great actors. amazing venue
A thoroughly enjoyable play - the ending of which was really good. A good story line, which never failed to engage. Recommend booking.
Brilliant play loved the twist at the end. Lovely venue really suited the play.
Highly recommend as a very entertaining night out for any Agatha Christie or courtroom thriller fans .. very enjoyable.
My partner and I attended a matinee performance of this play and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very well performed and the venue added to the sense of drama and atmosphere. We would whole-heartedly recommend it.
I wasn't right in the back of the gallery but you couldn't see everything and hear everything. It was a brilliant show and a wonderful location.
We enjoyed the play and were kept guessing. The setting in the Council Chamber of County Hall was very appropriate and the actors all gave a great performance
Loved every minute. Fast paced theatre and excellent acting in an authentic courtroom. I thought including members of the audience as part of the jury truly added to the experience. The scene changes were set in military precision and the actors didn’t miss a beat. I’d thoroughly recommend the whole experience to all.
Fantastic performance. Super acting really brought each character to life. Very impressed with the back stage crew too - seamless and perfectly synchronised set changes. Would highly recommend. We made a full day of it to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed London before and after.
A truly professional production. This courtroom drama had me hooked from start to finish. The acting was excellent and the characters very believable. I felt as if I was in a real court room and was completely immersed in the story and the situation. The witness evidence and the twists and turns left me thinking deeply as to who actually committed the crime.
Amazing surroundings created the perfect backdrop to this fantastic production. It was very immersive and slick. We had good seats but still a jacket/scarf made a welcome addition. I couldn't recome d this enough. Might even go again! Anna
Felt like I was watching a real Court case. Brilliant acting. Fantastic play, never saw the ending coming like all of her writings. Would recommend x
Show was sooooo good. Loved every second! :)
kept us guessing all the way with twist after twist
Perfect location for this play. The acting was faultless. The great plot. All agatha fans should see this play
We really enjoyed it !
Good production of this classic drama in a beautiful setting!
Seen this twice will probably come back again, brilliant acting!
Thoroughly enjoyed this show, was wonderful to go to a unique setting, thought might be too ‘wordy’ and a tad dull but gripping, funny and well acted. I took my 10 and 12 year old too ( Agatha Christie fans) and thought they may get bored and fidget but really enjoyed as well.
Perfect setting and really well acted; a unique experience.
Wow what a fabulous performance in a fabulous venue. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves crime and or theatre
When is it showing
Today - 29 Mar 2020
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 1st September 2019
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.