- Quick Facts
- Largest Ticket Inventory
in the West End
- Real time
- Your booking is processed directly into the box office reservation system
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie Tickets4.7/5 - based on 186 reviews
from 186 verified reviews
- Booking until: Sunday, 29 September 2024
- Running time: 2hrs 20min (incl. interval)
- Tickets refunded if your event is cancelled
- Real time seat availability
- Largest ticket inventory in the West End
- Secure online booking
- Cheap Tickets
About Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie Tickets
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie description
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.
What's the plot? 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.
Who is this show for?
This is a complicated crime drama, with admission restricted to people aged five and older. Children under five won't be admitted.
- Booking until:
Sunday, 29 September 2024
- Running time:
2hrs 20min (incl. interval)
- Age restrictions
Parental guidance. Babes in arms are not permitted.
Next Performances for Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie at London County Hall
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie cheap tickets
We have a great selection of cheap Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie tickets. We can help you save up to 70% on Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie tickets! If you're looking for discount theatre tickets have a look below for our latest offers for Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie at London County Hall.
SAVE ON TICKET PRICES Valid for Tuesday - Thursday and selected Friday&Sunday performances 20 November 2023 - 9 February 2024. Excluding 19 December 2023 - 7 January 2024. Book by 5 December 2023.
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie reviews
What to expect:Acting
- Recommended for:
- Couples (91%)
- Theatregoers (96%)
Latest customer reviews
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.
Reviewed on 21 November 2023 by Maria, Broadstone, United Kingdom
Very good show, different from all the musicals, I would personally recommend !
Reviewed on 27 October 2023 by Dean, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 October 2023 by Sergio, London, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 14 October 2023 by Michael, Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 October 2023 by Simone, Buerstadt, Germany
I was on the edge of my seat throughout the play and the ending was outstanding.
Reviewed on 01 October 2023 by Linda, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
A high standard production in a great location. Outshone The Mousetrap. If you liked that you will love this.
Reviewed on 28 September 2023 by David, Bristol, United Kingdom
I heard about this production by recommendation just chatting about theatre. Throughly enjoyed it. Great storyline. Edge off your seat.
Reviewed on 10 September 2023 by Julia, Wembley Middx, United Kingdom
Excellent show, kept guessing throughout the performance until the wonderful twist at the end. A must see.
Reviewed on 29 August 2023 by Susan, Towcester, United Kingdom
An excellent production of a classic Agatha Christie. And a chance to sit in a theatre where there are only good seats.
Reviewed on 21 August 2023 by Robert, San Francisco, United States Of America
Excellent show, the cast were brilliant and the story keeps you guessing until the end.
Reviewed on 10 August 2023 by Charlotte, West Molesey, United Kingdom
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!
Reviewed on 06 August 2023 by Paul, Farthinghoe, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 03 August 2023 by Ben, La Canada, United States Of America
Very atmospheric and held my attention throughout. I was enthralled. The acting was superb
Reviewed on 02 August 2023 by Hayley, Newport, United Kingdom
Great show with great acting. Wonderful play that really is a must see
Reviewed on 19 July 2023 by Kiera, Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 July 2023 by Wayne, Lynnwood Ridge, South Africa
Interesting, imaginative and highly entertaining performed in a brilliant setting.
Reviewed on 18 June 2023 by Kathleen, London, United Kingdom
We just loved this show. Great setting, in fact County Hall is the star really.
Reviewed on 18 May 2023 by Christine, Dunstable, United Kingdom
Brilliant setting, very atmospheric and would recommend to anyone
Reviewed on 27 April 2023 by Geoffrey, Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 April 2023 by Susan, Eye, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 April 2023 by Dunja, Harpenden, United Kingdom
Terrific setting. Wonderfully acted. Tension and suspense.
Reviewed on 06 April 2023 by Peter, Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 March 2023 by Moira, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Brilliant setting. Great places to eat nearby before.
Reviewed on 15 February 2023 by Brigitte, Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 January 2023 by Sayeed, Chennai, India
Good acting. Well paced. Clear audio.
Reviewed on 21 January 2023 by Debbie, St. Albans, United Kingdom
The show was great but you didn’t email me my tickets.
Reviewed on 26 November 2022 by Ruth, Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 November 2022 by Gezim, Radolfzell, Germany
I love a courtroom drama. Very enjoyable.
Reviewed on 17 October 2022 by Wayne, Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 October 2022 by Kevin, Gorey, Ireland
Reviewed on 27 September 2022 by Aine, Wimbledon, United Kingdom
We loved it. it held our attention and although the twist was a bit farfetched it was great fun.
Reviewed on 02 September 2022 by Frances, 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.
Reviewed on 26 August 2022 by Louise, East Ham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 June 2022 by Hoi Man, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Gripping story and well performed in a life like stage
Reviewed on 11 June 2022 by Ron, Coleraine, United Kingdom
I enjoyed the show adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel. Full of suspense and never expected the outcome at the conclusion.
Reviewed on 14 May 2022 by Siew, Oxted, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 13 May 2022 by Janette, Brisbane, Australia
It felt so real sitting in the court next to the defense attorney. The actırs were all so talented. Qonderful experience
Reviewed on 12 May 2022 by Gokce, Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed on 24 April 2022 by Balla, London, United Kingdom
A splendid way to be spend a Saturday afternoon
Reviewed on 06 February 2022 by Jane, Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 December 2021 by Peter, Hornchurch, United Kingdom
A fantastic show with amazing acting. We absolutely loved this theater and show. Would highly recommend it.
Reviewed on 28 November 2021 by William, 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!!!!
Reviewed on 04 November 2021 by Joanne, 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.
Reviewed on 29 October 2021 by Keenan, Montrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 September 2021 by Alan, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 September 2021 by Donna, Lewes, United Kingdom
Great performance. Enjoyed the show, talented cast! Would recommend
Reviewed on 18 September 2021 by Ania, Bristol, United Kingdom
Brilliant show and an amazing set. Well done everyone
Reviewed on 11 March 2020 by Zoe, Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
Excellent all round experience. Keeps you guessing right to the end.
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Lilian, Leyland, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 March 2020 by Nadia, Hamburg, United States Of America
Reviewed on 03 March 2020 by Nadia, 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.
Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by Martin, Manchester, United Kingdom
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 !
Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by Fiona, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Very clever. Great venue and performances.
Reviewed on 25 February 2020 by Neil, London, United Kingdom
A very exciting and interesting production. Perfect for the courtroom.
Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by Phil, Bristol, United Kingdom
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!
Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Greer, Kilsyth, United Kingdom
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!
Reviewed on 09 January 2020 by Ranjan, London, United Kingdom
Suspence and twists all along Highly entertaining Kept us talking for hours afterwards
Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by Cristina, St Albans, United Kingdom
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
Reviewed on 19 November 2019 by Pamela, Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 November 2019 by Rachel, Amikam, Israel
Brilliant, very convincing actors, superb setting
Reviewed on 14 November 2019 by Jan, Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by Andy, East Molesey, United Kingdom
cast were brillant and we enjoyed the perfromance
Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by Debbie, Ashford Kent, United Kingdom
Would have been helpful if we had known that the stalls had a limited view. Otherwise we enjoyed it very much.
Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by Robert, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by Fabio, Beckenham, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by Joel, Palm City, United States Of America
Excellent show ; thoroughly enjoyable . Great cast . The venue of County Hall was perfect .
Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by Helen, Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by Jacob, Devon Park, Australia
A perfect setting for this excellent courtroom drama, which could be a genuine re-enactment!
Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by Stuart, Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by Cathy, Finchampstead, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 03 September 2019 by Aine, 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.
Reviewed on 26 August 2019 by Josephine, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 23 August 2019 by Heather, 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!
Reviewed on 09 August 2019 by John, Ash Vale, United Kingdom
Great venue for a murder mystery that relied on the twists and turns of the legal system for a resolution.
Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by Susan, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by Ian, Dudley, Australia
Reviewed on 21 July 2019 by Nick, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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
Reviewed on 12 July 2019 by Prachetas, Pandara Road, India
The action takes place in real court. That is awesome!
Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Anna, Moscow, Russian Federation
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.
Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by Barbara, Incline Vlg, United States Of America
Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by Maja, Warszawa, Poland
Good plot two unexpected twists enjoyable evening
Reviewed on 03 June 2019 by Marilyn, Tempe, Australia
Excellent acting by the Lawyer for Defence
Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by Connie, Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by Susan, London, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by Yvonne, 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
Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by Beatrice, Zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by Christopher, St. Columb Major, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 April 2019 by Yvonne, Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 April 2019 by Christelle, London, United Kingdom
Typically Agatha Christie - so very written. Performance was excellent although hearing the actors was a little difficult at times. Staging was 10 out of 10, the venue added to the staging. Balcony seats were very uncomfortable, a cushion would fix that though. All in all, well worth it.
Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by Angela, Churchill, Australia
Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by Ian, Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
When it says the seat had restricted view, it’s true
Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by Liya, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Reviewed on 28 February 2019 by Debbie, Crewe, United Kingdom
Fantastic atmospheric show, feels like it’s completely real. Great historic setting. Not many seats in bar area. Other than that, best show in town
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Valerie, Croft, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by Gillian, Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 February 2019 by Katarina, Fuerth, Germany
Great show....in true Christie fashion, a twist at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great setting for this play. I was in seat C43 gallery. I couldn't see the witness box. But not a problem as sound was good. My seat was only £14.50. Absolutely no complaints! I lost my scarf.....someone handed it in. So a great day all round ?
Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by Sandra, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by Mike, Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
It's was an awesome show, great acting, smooth stage management and set changes. Really great.
Reviewed on 01 February 2019 by Gemma, White British, United Kingdom
The setting and set changes were good but the play had to many modern touches which wouldn't be around in the forties or fifties when this play (book) was first written. Also to many comedic moments. After all, it is about a murder.
Reviewed on 14 January 2019 by Denise, Wallington, United Kingdom
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION announces tenth cast and new extension
by Emmie Newitt | Tuesday, August 29 2023, 11:47
After a record-breaking start to the year, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION has summoned their tenth cast to the court.
Benjamin Westerby, Katie Buchholz and Stephen HoganWITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION announces tenth cast and new extension
New WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION cast announced
by Eleni Cashell | Thursday, February 23 2023, 12:46
All rise for the new cast of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION!
The Agatha Christie courtroom drama has also announced it's extending for another year, booking until 28 April 2024.New WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION cast announced
Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at London County Hall
by Miriam Gibson | Tuesday, May 3 2022, 22:40
Got friends or relatives visiting you in London? Perhaps you’re on holiday here yourself? I highly recommend Witness For The Prosecution for visitors to London.
Witness for the Prosecution - Photo by Ellie Kurttz.Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at London County Hall
Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at County Hall
by Stuart King | Thursday, May 16 2019, 10:48
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.Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at County Hall
Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at London County Hall
by Phil Willmott | Thursday, April 11 2019, 11:38
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.Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at London County Hall