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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

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4.7 202 reviews from 202 verified reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 30 March 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie in London

There's nothing quite like the magnificent London County Hall for drama, the ideal venue for an Agatha Christie crime story that has never lost its popularity. Welcome to Christie’s gripping story of justice, betrayal and passion, Witness for the Prosecution, played out in a remarkable courtroom-like setting that adds extra sizzle to this already sizzling sausage of a murder mystery.

The Witness for the Prosecution began life as a short story called Traitor's Hands, published in a cheap weekly story magazine called Flynn's in 1925. 1933 saw the tale published in book form for the first time as Witness for the Prosecution, in a collection called The Hound of Death.

Witness for the Prosecution - The Story

Leonard Vole is arrested for the murder of Emily French, his wealthy older lover. French wasn't aware he was married, and made him her heir. When she dies in suspicious circumstances Vole's wife, Romaine, testifies as a witness for the prosecution, as part of a complex plan to get her husband freed. But circumstances ultimately reveal how Vole did actually kill French. Vole's mistress, who only turns up at the end of the play, is about to be arrested for perjury along with Vole, when Romaine grabs a knife and... well, you'll have to come along and see what happens.

This is a landmark stage production and London County Hall, on the South Bank, is the perfect venue. Designed by architect Ralph Knott, it was under construction for 11 years before being opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1922. It was the HQ of the city's local government for many years, including the infamous GLC, and its unique octagonal chamber and four galleries overlooking it create an incredibly atmospheric setting for the action.

The Daily Mail calls it “Criminally good” and says “The queen of cunning has been brilliantly served”. The Arts Desk calls it a delight, confessing to being guilty of a good night out. We're all set for a show that entertains, amuses and unsettles in the exact way Christie intended.

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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Sunday, 30 March 2025

  • Running time:

    2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval.

  • Age restrictions

    Ages 10+. Parental guidance advised. Babes in arms are not permitted.

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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie reviews

4.7 out of 5 202 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie.


Enjoyable clever storyline xx

A great show but seats a little uncomfortable.

H Reviewed on 16 June 2024 by
Cox Heath, United Kingdom



Whilst all the acting, costumes , setting etc was great you were hanging on every word to work out if he was guilty. No spoilers here but typical Agatha Christie quality play.

N Reviewed on 14 June 2024 by
Tonbridge, United Kingdom



L Reviewed on 01 May 2024 by
Whitby, Canada


Great show

B Reviewed on 08 April 2024 by
Wellington, New Zealand


Excellent evening

R Reviewed on 31 March 2024 by
Bletchingley, United Kingdom


Amazing venue and experience!

A show like no other due to the venue and story, you feel really engaged and want to know more as the show goes on. Enjoyed it a lot and would recommend watching!

D Reviewed on 22 March 2024 by
Chelmsford, United Kingdom


A sting in the tail

You won't guess the ending. Great acting with a superb finish

D Reviewed on 01 March 2024 by
Fareham, United Kingdom


Agatha Christie, say no more!

I was a little worried about the venue but it was absolutely perfect for this play. The theatre was great, acting wonderful and the play is by Agatha Christie so a winner.

K Reviewed on 29 February 2024 by
Plymouth, United Kingdom


Great cast.

I have seen many plays and shows over the years, and this one is right up there with the very best of them. The actors were all class.

R Reviewed on 29 February 2024 by
Andover, United Kingdom


Typical marvellous Agatha Christie. Well worth a watch

Paid for tickets during black Friday. Quite high up and sold as restricted view but actually a wonderful view of a fantastic production..would happily see it again and again.

L Reviewed on 29 January 2024 by
Luton, United Kingdom


Witness to a Prosecution

Incredible play. Cast were outstanding too to bottom. Would recommend this as an alternative to your ‘normal’ London musical! Fully immersed in a court room dram, with twists and turns and edge of the seat moments.

L Reviewed on 21 January 2024 by
Pontypool, United Kingdom


Worth the trial..............

Great show and very close to the original film also watched over christmas 2023. Loved the fantastic building and it's history

S Reviewed on 31 December 2023 by
Chelmsford, United Kingdom


A film reminder

That show reminded me of the 1957 film of the same name, and I must see the film—I could add it to my favourites list.

T Reviewed on 26 December 2023 by
Kensington, United Kingdom


A twisty turns plot!

Very good - only criticism is that the smoke machine made me cough a lot. If you are allergic or react to smoke you may want to bring a mask or a bottle of water.

M Reviewed on 21 November 2023 by
Broadstone, United Kingdom


A great chance to be juror !!!

Very good show, different from all the musicals, I would personally recommend !

D Reviewed on 27 October 2023 by
Lowestoft, United Kingdom


Captivating play

S Reviewed on 20 October 2023 by
London, United Kingdom


Atmospherics courtroom mystery

Great venue to stage this court room Agatha Christie drama. The cast were super and we enjoyed being so close to the action. It was riveting and kept myself and my husband guessing. A very smooth polished performance.

M Reviewed on 14 October 2023 by
Burnley, United Kingdom


Thrilling story with lots of twists!

S Reviewed on 07 October 2023 by
Buerstadt, Germany


Mind blowing

I was on the edge of my seat throughout the play and the ending was outstanding.

L Reviewed on 01 October 2023 by
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom



A high standard production in a great location. Outshone The Mousetrap. If you liked that you will love this.

D Reviewed on 28 September 2023 by
Bristol, United Kingdom


A must see

I heard about this production by recommendation just chatting about theatre. Throughly enjoyed it. Great storyline. Edge off your seat.

J Reviewed on 10 September 2023 by
Wembley Middx, United Kingdom


Wonderful twist

Excellent show, kept guessing throughout the performance until the wonderful twist at the end. A must see.

S Reviewed on 29 August 2023 by
Towcester, United Kingdom


Excellent production of an old favorite

An excellent production of a classic Agatha Christie. And a chance to sit in a theatre where there are only good seats.

R Reviewed on 21 August 2023 by
San Francisco, United States Of America


Enthralling performance

Excellent show, the cast were brilliant and the story keeps you guessing until the end.

C Reviewed on 10 August 2023 by
West Molesey, United Kingdom


You really feel part of the proceedings and involved!

The intensity and proximity of the performance make it a very different “theatre” experience. The story twists and turns which keeps you guessing and the surprises are so well delivered. The pace of the performance was high throughout and the stagecraft was excellent. Highly recommend this show as great value!

P Reviewed on 06 August 2023 by
Farthinghoe, United Kingdom


Wonderful play, great setting.

It is hard to get much better than an Agatha Christie play in London, and the twists and turns here were a real delight. Setting it in the London County Hall is particularly special.

B Reviewed on 03 August 2023 by
La Canada, United States Of America



Very atmospheric and held my attention throughout. I was enthralled. The acting was superb

H Reviewed on 02 August 2023 by
Newport, United Kingdom


Brilliant all around

Great show with great acting. Wonderful play that really is a must see

K Reviewed on 19 July 2023 by
Bristol, United Kingdom


Immersed in the middle of courtroom drama.

W Reviewed on 08 July 2023 by
Lynnwood Ridge, South Africa


Interesting, imaginative and highly entertaining performed in a brilliant setting.

K Reviewed on 18 June 2023 by
London, United Kingdom



We just loved this show. Great setting, in fact County Hall is the star really.

C Reviewed on 18 May 2023 by
Dunstable, United Kingdom


Brilliant setting

Brilliant setting, very atmospheric and would recommend to anyone

G Reviewed on 27 April 2023 by
Hereford, United Kingdom


Thrilling court room drama

S Reviewed on 22 April 2023 by
Eye, United Kingdom


Brilliant stage and performance

D Reviewed on 15 April 2023 by
Harpenden, United Kingdom


Edge of the seat!

Terrific setting. Wonderfully acted. Tension and suspense.

P Reviewed on 06 April 2023 by
Brentwood, United Kingdom


enjoyable evening making you think

M Reviewed on 08 March 2023 by
Stevenage, United Kingdom


Excellent show

Brilliant setting. Great places to eat nearby before.

B Reviewed on 15 February 2023 by
Woking, United Kingdom


awesome !!

S Reviewed on 28 January 2023 by
Chennai, India


Enjoyable afternoons entertainment

Good acting. Well paced. Clear audio.

D Reviewed on 21 January 2023 by
St. Albans, United Kingdom


The show was great but you didn’t email me my tickets.

R Reviewed on 26 November 2022 by
Derby, United Kingdom



G Reviewed on 14 November 2022 by
Radolfzell, Germany


Courtroom Drama!

I love a courtroom drama. Very enjoyable.

W Reviewed on 17 October 2022 by
Winchester, United Kingdom


the dialogue was sometimes to fast to be cohearant

K Reviewed on 14 October 2022 by
Gorey, Ireland


Good plot, interesting perspective. Would recommend watching

A Reviewed on 27 September 2022 by
Wimbledon, United Kingdom


Must see

We loved it. it held our attention and although the twist was a bit farfetched it was great fun.

F Reviewed on 02 September 2022 by
Jerusalem, Israel



I was pleasantly surprised by this play as I have not watched the film. The acting was truly awesome, the surprise twist at the end had me gasping. Would highly recommend this play. I am going to book up to watch it again.

L Reviewed on 26 August 2022 by
East Ham, United Kingdom


Suspense is what I got

H Reviewed on 15 June 2022 by
Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Very realist courtroom drama

Gripping story and well performed in a life like stage

R Reviewed on 11 June 2022 by
Coleraine, United Kingdom


A good thriller

I enjoyed the show adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel. Full of suspense and never expected the outcome at the conclusion.

S Reviewed on 14 May 2022 by
Oxted, United Kingdom


Agatha Christie at her best with a final twist you won't see coming

Great acting in a fabulous setting, where you feel like you're part of the action. And if you're chosen as one of the jury, then you ARE part of it.

J Reviewed on 13 May 2022 by
Brisbane, Australia


Wonderful acting, great court ambience

It felt so real sitting in the court next to the defense attorney. The actırs were all so talented. Qonderful experience

G Reviewed on 12 May 2022 by
Warsaw, Poland



B Reviewed on 24 April 2022 by
London, United Kingdom



A splendid way to be spend a Saturday afternoon

J Reviewed on 06 February 2022 by
Essex, United Kingdom


Dramatic and absorbing

P Reviewed on 17 December 2021 by
Hornchurch, United Kingdom


Excellent show!!!

A fantastic show with amazing acting. We absolutely loved this theater and show. Would highly recommend it.

W Reviewed on 28 November 2021 by
Böblingen, Germany


Amazing performance. Excellent seats. Got goosebumps at the end a fantastic play, highly recommended not just for Agatha Christie fans. The cast brought the whole court scene to life brilliant!!!!

J Reviewed on 04 November 2021 by
Listowel, Ireland



The show was captivating from beginning to end. The actors were magnificent. I thoroughly enjoyed the play and would definitely recommend going to see it.

K Reviewed on 29 October 2021 by
Montrose, United Kingdom


Nice play

A Reviewed on 26 September 2021 by
London, United Kingdom


A good play with many twists and turns

D Reviewed on 19 September 2021 by
Lewes, United Kingdom


Entertaining show!

Great performance. Enjoyed the show, talented cast! Would recommend

A Reviewed on 18 September 2021 by
Bristol, United Kingdom

Please note the reviews below are from an old production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie.


A must see

Brilliant show and an amazing set. Well done everyone

Z Reviewed on 11 March 2020 by
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom



Excellent all round experience. Keeps you guessing right to the end.

L Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by
Leyland, United Kingdom


So good!

N Reviewed on 03 March 2020 by
Hamburg, United States Of America



N Reviewed on 03 March 2020 by
Hamburg, United States Of America



The show was captivating,sometimes funny,A must see. kept you thinking and on the edge of your seat.Makes a great focal talking point.

M Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by
Manchester, United Kingdom


Feel the thrill of being part of a real court room drama !

Superb ! Inside London's County Hall lies a time capsule theatre. The building evokes the splendour and grandeur of the 1920's and 1930's. It provides the perfect backdrop and prelude to a wonderfully acted court room drama. A totally immersing experience, with a wonderful twist ! You'll be guessing all the way through !Highly recommended !

F Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by
Basingstoke, United Kingdom



Very clever. Great venue and performances.

N Reviewed on 25 February 2020 by
London, United Kingdom


evocative and gripping

A very exciting and interesting production. Perfect for the courtroom.

P Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by
Bristol, United Kingdom


A Captivating Experience

I don’t think any play will ever be better in my eyes than The Mousetrap, but this is definitely one of the best and unique theatre experiences I’ve ever had. The actors were all effortlessly on point, and the story was carried with great respect worthy of an Agatha Christie work. There’s a sense of graveness from the opening scene. It isn’t right to compare it with the more famous Mousetrap because they are two different kinds of experience, I enjoyed both for different reasons, but you still have to keep the secret of the ending!

G Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by
Kilsyth, United Kingdom


Great play! A must watch!

Great show but if you're sitting upstairs it's a bit tough to understand the dialogues especially if the actors are facing the other way - would have see it if only a place was available on the same level as the stage if I had known. So book the right seats to enjoy the play better! Well acted and full of suspense if you haven't read the book!

R Reviewed on 09 January 2020 by
London, United Kingdom


Perfect entertainment if you like murder mystery plots

Suspence and twists all along Highly entertaining Kept us talking for hours afterwards

C Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by
St Albans, United Kingdom


Great whodunnit

Great performance everyone was sat on edge of seat until the end! Great the jury is members of the public so ending could be different on different nights

P Reviewed on 19 November 2019 by
Yeovil, United Kingdom


very enjoable and surprizing

R Reviewed on 18 November 2019 by
Amikam, Israel


Brilliant, very convincing actors, superb setting

J Reviewed on 14 November 2019 by
Folkestone, United Kingdom


Great story, well acted (with twists!)

A Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by
East Molesey, United Kingdom


great atmosphere with court room theme

cast were brillant and we enjoyed the perfromance

D Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by
Ashford Kent, United Kingdom


Must see

Would have been helpful if we had known that the stalls had a limited view. Otherwise we enjoyed it very much.

R Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom



F Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by
Beckenham, United Kingdom


Poor venue acoustics

I am slightly hearing impaired, however even someone with canine hearing would trouble following the dialog of this production. If the cast was all miked, the tech staff are at fault. If not, most of the primary cast should improve their voice projection and enunciation.

J Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by
Palm City, United States Of America



Excellent show ; thoroughly enjoyable . Great cast . The venue of County Hall was perfect .

H Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by
Bromley, United Kingdom


Great show, a must watch

J Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by
Devon Park, Australia


Courtroom drama!

A perfect setting for this excellent courtroom drama, which could be a genuine re-enactment!

S Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by
Southampton, United Kingdom



C Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by
Finchampstead, United Kingdom


A realistic trial on stage

Didn’t think an Agatha Christie whodunnit could be brought to the stage. I was wrong. Brilliant production for our entire party ranging in age from 76 years to 14. Go see it you won’t be disappointed.

A Reviewed on 03 September 2019 by
Camberley, United Kingdom


The actor charged with murder was a bit wooden initially but warmed up. Barristers and femme fatale were the stars of the show.

J Reviewed on 26 August 2019 by
Birmingham, United Kingdom


Creative- a must see

Wonderful and creative show. The direction was excellent and kept a court room drama exciting and gripping. The acting, costumes and lighting were wonderful and it was performed in an ideal setting, which made you feel like you were in a courtroom yourself.

H Reviewed on 23 August 2019 by
Putney, United Kingdom


Two criticisms: i) The "hubbub" sound effects were good, as they ended when the acting began, but other sound effects and music were imposed on top of the acting. The idea was to contribute to the atmosphere, but the result was very distracting. ii) The African actors/extras were out of place, and "took me out" of the scene and period. If the play was about Zulus, it would be a joke to use English or Japanese actors. Using black people to play white people is just as tedious!

J Reviewed on 09 August 2019 by
Ash Vale, United Kingdom


Hugely atmospheric

Great venue for a murder mystery that relied on the twists and turns of the legal system for a resolution.

S Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by
London, United Kingdom


top show

I Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by
Dudley, Australia



N Reviewed on 21 July 2019 by
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


Just Brilliant

Hi one suggestion, I had taken pretty expensive seats, that is the forst seat A4, but honestly the view/experience from that seat wasn't good. Please either not assign these seata to anymore or charge way less for them

P Reviewed on 12 July 2019 by
Pandara Road, India


True drama

The action takes place in real court. That is awesome!

A Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by
Moscow, Russian Federation


A great reconstruction of the film from way back when!

Very well done show. Seating was excellent - most comfortable. A pity they sold food during the intermission as then some people crunched through the second half.

B Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by
Incline Vlg, United States Of America


Classic Agatha Christie in a fabulous interpretation

M Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by
Warszawa, Poland


Good plot two unexpected twists enjoyable evening

M Reviewed on 03 June 2019 by
Tempe, Australia


Excellent plot and interesting play

Excellent acting by the Lawyer for Defence

C Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by
Singapore, Singapore



S Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by
London, United Kingdom


An excellent setting for a courtroom drama. Bags of atmosphere!

This was a gripping play. The venue was just right for the story. If you have any mobility issues definitely stick with stalls. The upstairs galleries are steep and narrow to get to.

Y Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by
London, United Kingdom


all was great - just the part of Mrs Vole: she's an outstanding actress, but really really has to work on her German accent: it wasn't German at all - German is my first language & grew up bilingual with English. She sounded eastern europeen e.g. polish or croatian or so. She's such a good actress, if she puts her mind to it she will improve it very quickly

B Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by
Zürich, Switzerland


A must see

C Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by
St. Columb Major, United Kingdom

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After a record-breaking start to the year, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION has summoned their tenth cast to the court.

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by Eleni Cashell | Thursday, February 23 2023, 12:46

Witness For The Prosecution All rise for the new cast of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION!

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by Miriam Gibson | Tuesday, May 3 2022, 22:40

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by Stuart King | Thursday, May 16 2019, 10:48

Witness for the Prosecution As a youngster, I once experienced the sheer delight of catching a rare television screening of Charles Laughton‘s turn as Sir Wilfred Robarts - the wily, over-confident defence barrister - in Billy Wilder’s definitive 1958 film version.

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by Phil Willmott | Thursday, April 11 2019, 11:38

Witness for the Prosecution What a brilliant idea director Lucy Bailey and designer William Dudley have had. Simply and cleverly staged in the round this production of Agatha Christie’s vintage courtroom drama makes perfect use of the abandoned council chamber in County Hall.

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