New cast announced for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution

New casting has been announced for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution.

Producers Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions are have revealed the seventh cast for the drama, which is now booking until September 2022 at the magnificent London County Hall.

Joshua Glenister (My Mental Breakdown, Turbine Theatre; A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men tour) will play the accused, Leonard Vole, opposite Lauren O’Neil (The Twilight Zone, The Ambassador’s Theatre; Reasons To Be Happy, Hampstead Theatre) as Romaine.

David Michaels (Value Engineering: Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry, Tabernacle Theatre; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, UK and international tour) will play Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC.

He is joined by Peter Landi (The Mousetrap, West End; The Bodyguard, UK and international tour) as Mr Mayhew, Richard Teverson (The Gift, UK tour; Richard III and Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre) as Mr Myers QC, and James Hayes (who has performed in over fifty productions for the National Theatre and whose other credits include The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company and All That Fall, Jermyn Street Theatre/West End/59E59 Theatre New York) as Mr Justice Wainwright.

The company is completed by James Alper (The Deep Blue Sea, National Theatre; War Horse, UK tour), Lily Blunsom-Washbrook (making her professional stage debut), Jonathan Brenner (Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience; Pennyworth, Amazon Prime), Simon Butteriss (The Winslow Boy, Sweeney Todd, West End; The White Guard, RSC), Vicki Davids (Bang Bang!, UK tour; Rough Crossing, UK tour), William Donaldson (Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, AFTLS US Tour; Testosterone, Rhum & Clay Theatre Co.), Nick Hardie (making his professional stage debut), Andrew Hollingworth (Bump, The Vaults; The Importance of Being Earnest, Panache Theatre Company), Mandi Symonds (The Magician’s Elephant, RSC; Doctor Faustus, Dark Night of the Soul, Shakespeare’s Globe), Naomi Taylor (Catwalk, Tricycle Theatre/National tour; The Changeling, Southwark Playhouse), Matt Weyland (Emmeline, Cockpit Theatre; For The Sake of Argument, Bridewell Theatre), and Donnavan Yates (This Is Not A Drill, The Albany; Sonnet Walks, Shakespeare’s Globe).

Now in its fourth year, Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imagination of thousands gripped by the case of Leonard Vole, accused of murder in cold blood.

Director Lucy Bailey (Oleanna, Theatre Royal Bath/ West End) thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action as Christie’s enthralling 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 he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

The twists and turns of the case are played out in a spectacular courtroom setting inside the atmospheric London County Hall as prosecution battles defence and witnesses take the stand to give their shocking testimonies. The production received Best Revival nominations at the 2018 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards.

The production is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey, sound design by Mic Pool and casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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