Based on Agatha Christie’s short story, ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ is no stranger to the West End scene with the first production of the classic courtroom drama having opened in 1953 at the Winter Garden Theatre. But the story is timeless and the play made its triumphant return to the stage in 2017 with a twist. What’s special about this particular production, you ask? Well, this particular retelling of the story is staged in a unique courtroom-style setting in County Hall next to London Eye on London’s Southbank! A courtroom drama you experience from inside the courtroom is a special experience and one that’s turned into this production’s biggest draws.
This guide offers all the information you need to know about Witness For The Prosecution along with helping you purchase discounts tickets for the show.
About the Show
The show stars Richard Attlee as Carter/Dr. Wyatt, Charlotte Blackledge as Great/Ms. Clegg, Richard Clothier as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Henry Reid as Leonard Vole and Julian Curry as Mr. Justice Wainwright. This talented ensemble is joined by an equally talented group of people behind the stage. Lucy Bailey is directing the show with set design by William Dudley. The sound design is handled by Mic Pool and Chris Davey handles the lighting design. 'Witness for the Prosecution' opened on October 23rd, 2017 and after a successful first year, is accepting booking till September 1st, 2019.
‘Witness for the Prosecution’ begins as most courtroom dramas do; with a cold-blooded murder. The victim? A wealthy old widow who shared a strange connection with Leonard Vole and made him her principal heir before passing. Vole, a married man, is then accused of murdering the widow in an attempt to inherit her wealth. With all evidence pointing at Vole being the killer, the story shifts to high gear when Vole’s wife Romaine testifies in the court not in her husband’s defense but as a witness for the prosecution. What happens after this bewildering witness testimony? Will Vole be able to prove his innocence? And what prompted Romaine to testify against her husband? The answers are waiting at the end of the chilling finale of ‘Witness for the Prosecution’!
Experience a West End play like never before at the County Hall and prepare to feel the complete intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s thrilling tale of betrayal, passion, and justice!
Children under 5 will not be permitted into the auditorium.
The Chamber at the London County Hall has a seating capacity of 210.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Witness For The Prosecution London Tickets
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The 2017 production of ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ was nominated for Best Revival at the 2018 Olivier Awards.
Witness For The Prosecution London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Witness For The Prosecution online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
Witness For The Prosecution London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
Witness For The Prosecution TKTS tickets are mostly available for purchase.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Witness For The Prosecution London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Witness For The Prosecution Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the London County Hall Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at London County Hall are currently unavailable for purchase.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Witness For The Prosecution TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at London County Hall?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Witness For The Prosecution London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
About London County Hall
County Hall is a building in London that initially functioned as the head office of the London County Council (LCC) and later, the Greater London Council (GLC). The majestic building was designed by Ralph Knott and construction work commenced in 1911 before the first World War started. The building was officially inaugurated by King George V and Queen Mary on 17 July 1922. For almost 64 years, County Hall functioned as the headquarters of the local government of London. After a couple of ownership changes in the second half of the twentieth century, the building became the home of the new Merlin Entertainments attraction in 2014. The entertainment venue officially opened in July 2015 and now houses a conference and event space as well.
Location: Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom