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.