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Witness for the Prosecution - first images released of new cast

Jasper Britton. Photo credit: Amanda Searle.

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THE first images have been released of the new cast of Witness for the Prosecution. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Witness for the Prosecution this week celebrates its 1st birthday at London’s County Hall, where it is now booking until September 1, 2019.

Director Lucy Bailey (Love From A Stranger, The Graduate, Titus Andronicus) thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action in “the comfiest seats in London” (New York Times), or observing from the Press Gallery, as Agatha Christie’s gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them.

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 cast members have also been announced and they will join the company on November 20, 2018.

They include Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks, Once Upon A Time in Wonderland) as Romaine Vole, Daniel Solbe as the accused Leonard Vole, Jasper Britton (Pack of Lies, The Libertine) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, William Chubb (Othello, This House) as Mr Myers QC, Christopher Ravenscroft (High Society, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries) as Mr Justice Wainwright and Ewan Stewart (Titanic, Let The Right One In) as Mr Mayhew.

They will be joined by Richard Banks, Chloé Booyens, Joanna Brookes, Miriam Cooper, Liam Lau Fernandez, Phoebe Marshall, Hugh Osborne, Simon Roberts, Leo Turner and Jamie Zubairi.

Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imagination of audiences who have experienced the drama inside the unique setting of County Hall’s ornate Chamber on London’s iconic South Bank. The production also received Best Revival nominations at the 2018 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards.

Holly Willoughby and Jeremy Vine have been among the jurors who have answered the call to consider a verdict in the case of Leonard Vole. Other luminaries spotted attending the trial include Tess Daly, Isla Fisher, Kelly Holmes, Calvin Klein, Ian McKellen, David Suchet, George Takei and Ronnie Wood. In its first year the show has also welcomed QCs, two High Court Judges and real-life forensics and autopsy teams.

Daniel Solbe

Witness for the Prosecution is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey and sound design by Mic Pool.

To celebrate its first year at County Hall, Witness for the Prosecution is offering a new range of gift packages, just in time for Christmas.

Production images.

Images: Jasper Britton. Photo credit: Amanda Searle (top) and Daniel Solbe (bottom)

Tickets: From £10 – available online at www.witnesscountyhall.com/.

Jury Package: £210 – Become a member of the Jury, and be prepared to be “sworn to secrecy” as the trial begins. Package includes 2 VIP Jury tickets, programme and drinks before the show and during the interval.

Judge Package: £175 – Take your seats in the Premium area, right at the heart of the action. Package includes 2 Premium seat tickets, programme and drinks before the show.

Courtroom Package: £150 – Watch the trial play out before you as Leonard Vole fights to convince the jury – and you – of his innocence. Package includes 2 Band A tickets, programme and drinks before the show.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm with matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm. See website for the following performances: December 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019, February 18 – 24 and April 15 – 23.