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Have you ever wondered whether you would make the right choice if someone’s life was in your hands, with time running out? Agatha Christie’s critically acclaimed drama Witness for the Prosecution is a unique chance to test out your detective skills and ability to read people.

A gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. His wife Romaine is called to the stand, but testifies in a shocking manner, speaking out against her husband.

Will Leonard be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose? During the show, audiences sitting in the jury will be able to determine the case’s result and become part of the twisted finale.

Unique courtroom staging

The twists and turns of the case are played out in a real court, inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall. Opened in 1922, the venue served as the headquarters of local government for London for 64 years.

The setting and story work together magnificently; echoey marble corridors and sumptuous red leather seats of County Hall’s Chamber courtroom provide the perfect backdrop. The spectators are invited to watch the play in one of four public galleries overlooking how prosecution battles defence and witnesses take the stand to give their shocking testimonies.

Agatha Christie's classic crime story

Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works.  This immersive show has been developed with the support and involvement of the queen of crime’s 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”.

Witness Prosecution has been thrilling London audiences for the last seven years making it the capital’s longest running site-specific theatre production. What could be a better prove that Christie’s works are as relevant today as they have ever been.

V IP Jury Service

Tickets are ranging from £12 to £91 depending on the seats, exclusive VIP Jury tickets cost £152 and look like a proper summons. In addition to an opportunity to decide the lead character’s fate you will be given a souvenir programme, a notebook to record all of your deliberations, and two drinks to be redeemed pre-show or at the interval. Be prepare to swear an oath before the play and read out the verdict at the end.

Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution will run at London County Hall until 28 April 2024. More information and tickets can be found here.


Image credits: © Johan Persson and Jay Brooks