The first images of the cast for the new production of Agatha Christie’s classic story have been released ahead of the production opening for previews this Friday. 

Catherine Steadman, David Yelland, Patrick Godfrey and Jack McMullen in Witness for the Prosecution photo by Idil Sukan.jpg
Catherine Steadman, David Yelland, Patrick Godfrey and Jack McMullen. (c)Idil Sukan.

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high – will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose? 

Directed by Lucy Bailey (Comus, The Graduate, Titus Andronicus), Witness for the Prosecution will be performed  in The Chamber, a magnificent court room setting inside London County Hall, ensuring that the audiences feel as close to the action as possible.

Catherine Steadman as Romaine Vole and Jack McMullen as Leonard Vole in Witness for the Prosecution photo by Idil Sukan.jpg
Catherine  Steadman and Jack McMullen (c)Idil Sukan. 

The production is set to star Catherine Steadman, best known for her role as Mabel Fox in Downton Abbey will play the role of Romaine, while rising star Jack McMullen, whose recent work includes hard-hitting TV drama Little Boy Blue, Waterloo Road and Noel Clarke’s Brotherhood, will play Leonard Vole.

They will be joined by David Yelland (The Crown, Foyle’s War) will play Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Philip Franks (ArtNoises Off) will play Mr Myers, Patrick Godfrey (Half Life, Mr Turner) will play Sir Justice Wainwright and Roger Ringrose (Broadchurch, Mr Selfridge) will be playing Mr Mayhew. The cast will also include Richard Attlee, Elliot Balchin, Alexandra Guelff, Miranda Horn, Jon House, Jules Melvin, Hywel Simons and Alex Stedman.

Patrick Godfrey as Mr Justice Wainwright in Witness for the Prosecution photo by Idil Sukan.jpg
Patrick Godfrey (c) Idil Sukan. 

Witness for the Prosecution will feature designs by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey and sound design by Mic Pool.

Witness for the Prosecution will play at the London County Hall from the 6th October until the 11th March 2018. For more information visit: http://www.witnesscountyhall.com/ . To book tickets: Love London Love Culture,  Ticketmaster.co.ukDiscount Theatre.comSee Tickets.comLove Theatre.comTheatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

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