• WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
  • WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
  • WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
  • WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
  • WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
  • WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

Thursday 30 September 2021 - matinee
WAS: Thursday 19 August 2021
inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall!
 

You have been summoned for Jury Service! Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.

For 64 years, County Hall served as the headquarters of local government for London, initially the London County Council and later the Greater London Council.

The octagonal Council Chamber sits at the centre of County Hall, and provided seating for over 200 council members and four galleries overlooking the Chamber for the public and members of the press. Designed by architect Ralph Knott, County Hall was officially opened by King George V and Queen Mary on 17 July 1922 after construction began prior to the First World War in 1911.

Performances will resume from 18 May, staged in a real courtroom at London County Hall

Speaking about the courtroom drama’s return to London, producers Eleanor Lloyd & Rebecca Stafford said: “We cannot wait to bring ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ back to the magnificent setting of London County Hall and share Agatha Christie’s courtroom spectacle with audiences once again.”

This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey. The set truly immerses you in the setting, with the bench and witness box at one end, the audience sat in a horseshoe in the public gallery, and some even sat in the jury’s seats. (We have front two rows round the horseshoe!). 

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?

We were last here in 2018, so don’t miss this spell-binding  stage production on London’s Southbank. SEE YOU IN COURT!

LUNCH & POST-THEATRE EVENING MEAL
There are numerous cafés, restaurants & bars along the South Bank, so you will have a great choice for a pre-theatre and post-theatre meal or why not ask about our pre-booked tables in a small group. Venue TBC after Lockdown.
There are also bars on site at the County Hall, which open from one hour before the performance. Their award-winning ice cream is supplied by a family owned farm near Bath, who use organic milk from their own cows. For a special treat, they also serve speciality gins, spirits, wine, Prosecco & soft drinks. 

Price
ONLY £87.50pp

(Cheaper than in 2018!)
Club-21 Members Earlybird Discount:

Only £84.50 – if booked before 28 February

What's Included?

Inside County Hall Courtroom

County Hall and London Eye -from Westminster Bridge

What's Included?

Itinerary

0815     Leave Panache Coach Depot, Hedge End

0900     Pick-up Stokes Bay – Sailing Club bus shelter

0910     Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – opposite seafront shops

0920     Pick-up at Stubbington – Red Lion

0930     Pick-up at Peak Lane, Fareham – centre lay-by  

1145     Drop-off opposite London Eye

              FREE TIME for Lunch, sight-seeing etc along South Bank (London Eye, Jubilee Park, Sea Life Aquarium, London Dungeons, Oxo Tower)

1415     Take your seats in the front & second row, wide, spacious seats at County Hall, Belvedere Rd 

1430     WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION begins 

1700     TBC – Performance ends 

              FREE TIME for evening meal OR optional restaurant booking with small group 

1915     Meet coach for return journey

2115     Arrive home area
Approx

The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats  & theatre seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.

Cast: TBC for 2021

2018: The role of Kit De Luca will be played by Rachael Wooding, who returns to the West End after playing the roles of Meat and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You. In 2016, Rachael also appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, reaching the semi-final.

Bob Harms will play the roles of Happy Man/Mr Thompson, recently starring in Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre, which won best new musical at the 2019 Olivier Awards. He’s also starred in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago and Dirty Dancing.

Best known for playing Ryan Malloy in Eastenders, Neil McDermott returns to the West End to play the role of Philip Stuckey, previously appearing in Shrek the Musical and The Wind in the Willows. Mark Holden will star as James Morse, who returns to the West End stage after playing Bill Devaney in The Bodyguard.

They will star alongside the Olivier Award-nominated actress Aimie Atkinson, who is best known for originating the role of Katherine Howard in Six, and Danny Mac who recently starred in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre.

Full Cast:

The cast of 27 is completed by Jemma Alexander, Andy Barke, Kimberly Blake, Katie Bradley, Oliver Brenin, Alex Charles, Olly Christopher, Ben Darcy, Daniel De Bourg, Hannah Ducharme, Nicholas Duncan, Paige Fenlon, Damon Gould, Alex Hammond, Antony Hewitt, Matt Jones, Serina Mathew, Katie Monks, Lily Wang, Joanna Woodward, and Charlotte Elisabeth Yorke.

A sample of places to eat on South Bank – 2 mins to 6 mins walk

 
SLUG & LETTUCE, North Block 1-63 (opp. County Hall)
Tel: 020 3375 6334
www.slugandlettuce.co.uk
 
APPLEBEE’S FISH, Queens Walk, South Bank

Tel: 020 7407 5777
www.applebeesfish.com/menu

SKYLON, Royal Festival Hall
Tel: 020 7654 7800
Email:  skylonreservations@danddlondon.com

COTE BRASSERIE, South Bank Centre
Tel: 020 3846 5606 
Email: royalfestivalhall @cote-restaurants.co.uk 

 

 

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