News: Witness for the Prosecution reopening delayed until September

June 16, 2021
News: Witness for the Prosecution reopening delayed until September

It has been announced that the return of Agatha Christie’s thriller, Witness for the Prosecution, which plays in an immersive surrounding at London County Hall will be delayed until 14 September.

The reopening was originally set to take place 3 August.

Producers Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford said, “We are absolutely gutted that we have to delay the re-opening of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall until 14 September.

Unfortunately, the combined effects of continued uncertainty around a return to full capacity in theatres, no provision of cancellation insurance, and the delayed delivery of our promised Cultural Recovery Fund grant are such that we cannot afford to proceed with the rehearsals as planned. We have not taken this decision lightly. It leaves 51 people waiting to resume their jobs. For us as Producers the cost of remaining closed is significant and will increase as furlough and business rates relief are reduced from July.

We are sorry for our wonderful and loyal audience who stood ready to support our return in August. We urge you, please re-book into the new dates from 14th September and come and celebrate with us as soon.”

Since opening to critical acclaim in 2017, Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imaginations of thousands, who have been gripped by the case of Leonard Vole, accused of murder in cold blood.

Witness for the Prosecution 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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