Initial actors have finally been named to star in Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, ahead of performances resuming at London County Hall from September 14th.
Making his stage debut in the role of Leonard Vole is Joe McNamara, who will star alongside Emer Mcdaid as Romaine, Teddy Kempner as Mr Mayhew, Jonathan Firth as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Martin Turner as Mr Justice Wainwright and Miles Richardson as Mr Myers.
Also appearing in the show will be Nicholas Fretwell, Christopher Dickins, Eliot Giuralarocca, Yvonne Gidden, Sam Graham, Ellie-Rose Mackinlay and Elana Martin. The show's full cast is yet to be announced.
Witness for the Prosecution is a tense courtroom drama focusing on Leonard Vole who is accused of murder. With the case seemingly on a knife-edge, his wife Romaine is called to the stand but astonishingly testifies for the prosecution, and speaks out against her husband.
Witness for the Prosecution opened at London County Hall to great acclaim back in 2017, with the venue being transformed into a mock-up of the Old Bailey which creates the tense atmosphere of the show as it immerses the audience into the setting, with the witness box and bench at one end and the audience placed in a horseshoe shape in the public gallery, along with some sat in the jury’s seats.
Witness for the Prosecution is directed by Lucy Bailey, with scenic design from William Dudley, sound design by Mic Pool, and lighting design by Chris Davey and along with The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre is one of two plays in the West End by Agatha Christie.
Performances of Witness for the Prosecution will resume at London County Hall from September 14th.