Casting has been announced for the return of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, which reopens at London County Hall from 14 September.
Joe McNamara is set to make his professional stage debut as Leonard Vole, alongside Emer McDaid (Game of Thrones) as Romaine, Jonathan Firth (Gaslight) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Teddy Kempner (Caroline or Change, Bitter Wheat) as Mr Mayhew, Miles Richardson (The Crown) as Mr Myers and Martin Turner (The Son) as Mr Justice Wainwright.
Further new cast includes Christopher Dickins (War Horse, The Phantom of the Opera), Nicholas Fretwell (Love from a Stranger), Yvonne Gidden (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Sam Graham (Peterloo), Eliot Giuralarocca (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin), Ellie-Rose Mackinlay and Elana Martin (Miss Saigon, Travesties).
When theatres closed in March 2020, Witness for the Prosecution had just celebrated its 1000th performance. Directed by Lucy Bailey (Oleanna), the thriller places the audience in the thick of the action in the immersive courtroom setting. 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?
Witness for the Prosecution is currently booking until 20 March 2022. 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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