The news comes as it is confirmed the production is now booking until the 29th September 2024.
The new cast for the critically acclaimed production is set to be led by Benjamin Westerby (Macbeth, Imitating The Dog – UK Tour; All’s Well That Ends Well, RSC) who will play the accused, Leonard Vole opposite Katie Buchholz (Leaves of Grass, Park Theatre; Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, West End) as Romaine Vole. They will be joined by Stephen Hogan (Sardar Udham, Amazon Prime; Napoli, Brooklyn, Park Theatre) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC, Paul Ansdell (Dry, Human Story Theatre; When the Rain Stops Falling, Old Fire Station Oxford) will join the cast as Mr Mayhew, David Shaw-Parker (Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre; My Fair Lady, West End) as Mr Justice Wainwright and John Mackay (The Doctor, West End; Richard II, Almeida) as Mr Myers QC.
Meanwhile, the company will be completed by Phil Adèle, Melissa Aduke-James, Aamira Challenger, Tom Espiner, Sam Flint, Mackenzie Heynes, Damian Lynch, Matthew Mellalieu, Blair Robertson, Nicola Sanderson, Andrew Tuku JR and Rosamund Williams.
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?
Directed by Lucy Bailey (Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Globe), Witness For the Prosecution received Best Revival nominations at the 2018 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards. It is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey, sound design by Mic Pool and casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG.