Witness for the Prosecution


Now in its sixth year, a unique courtroom staging of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION by Agatha Christie, directed by Lucy Bailey has captured the imagination of thousands; enthralled by the case of Leonard Vole

Step inside the magnificent surroundings of The Chamber at 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. Majestic foyer and bar areas and a spacious auditorium offer excellent ventilation and space for audiences to relax and enjoy this classic thriller.

The audience are thrillingly placed in the thick of the action, as Agatha Christie’s story of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them. The twists and turns of the case are played out in a spectacular courtroom setting, as prosecution battles defence, and witnesses take to the stand to give their shocking testimonies.

Benjamin Westerby (Macbeth, Imitating The Dog – UK Tour) plays the accused, Leonard Vole opposite Katie Buchholz (Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, West End) as his wife Romaine Vole. Stephen Hogan (Napoli, Brooklyn, Park Theatre) plays Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC, Paul Ansdell (When the Rain Stops Falling, Old Fire Station Oxford) joins the cast as Mr Mayhew, David Shaw-Parker (My Fair Lady, West End) as Mr Justice Wainwright and John Mackay (The Doctor, West End) as Mr Myers QC.

The company is completed by Melissa Aduke-James, Aamira Challenger, Tom Espiner, Sam Flint, Mackenzie Heynes, Damian Lynch, Matthew Mellalieu, Blair Robertson, Nicola Sanderson, Andrew Tuku JR, Rosamund Williams and William Donaldson.

Don’t miss this landmark stage production on London’s Southbank.

See you in court. Book your WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION theatre tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

What is Witness for the Prosecution about?

You have been summoned for jury service. Accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth, 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?

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now for performances until 30 Mar 2025. Tickets start from £13.80 for performances running Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 3pm.

Running Time

2 hours 15 minutes, including interval.

Cast & Creatives

Benjamin Westerby (Leonard Vole), Katie Buchholz (Romaine Vole), Stephen Hogan (Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC), Paul Ansdell (Mr Mayhew), David Shaw-Parker (Mr Justice Wainwright), and John Mackay (Mr Myers QC), Melissa Aduke-James (Stenographer), Aamira Challenger (Greta/Miss Clegg), Tom Espiner (Inspector Hearne), Sam Flint (Solicitor), Mackenzie Heynes (Judge’s Clerk), Damian Lynch (Carter/Dr Wyatt), Matthew Mellalieu (Warder), Blair Robertson (Sergeant Randall/Court Officer), Nicola Sanderson (Janet Mackenzie), Andrew Tuku JR (Court Officer 2), Rosamund Williams (The Woman), and William Donaldson (Clerk of the Court)

Agatha Christie (Author), Lucy Bailey (Director), Mic Pool (Sound Designer), Chris Davey (Lighting Designer), William Dudley (Designer), Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG (Casting).

Age Guidance: Recommended for 10+. We do not admit babes in arms and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

The London County Hall theatre has air conditioning.

*Please note:

Latecomers may not be permitted. Gallery Seats are not suitable for those who have difficulties climbing stairs are Vertigo sufferers. Row A in the Gallery has narrow access to seats.

There is not a cloakroom at this venue; bags that do not fit comfortably under a single seat will not be permitted.

Booking Period

14 Sep 2021 – 30 Mar 2025

Weekly Performances

Sunday 3:00PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

London County Hall

County Hall, Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7GP

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Waterloo, Westminster, Embankment or Charing Cross


211, 77 and 381

Nearest Car Parks

Waterloo Car Park on York Road and Britannia Parking on Upper Marsh

In the Press

Daily Mail

'Criminally good'

Mail on Sunday

'London's guiltiest pleasure'


'An Agatha Christie classic in an imposing setting.'

Daily Telegraph

'Christie's courtroom drama in the grand chamber at County Hall entertains, amuses and unsettles'


'Agatha Christie’s INGENIOUS courtroom drama fits perfectly in County Hall'

The Sun

'Immersive, ingenious, high-energy thriller. What are you waiting for?'