Witness for the Prosecution

by  Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 4f

A thrilling courtroom drama of murder and passion in three acts.

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Witness for the Prosecution

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

Additional Info

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

“Once more the Christie conjuring trick has come off. Once more we have been led down the garden path. Apart from being a clever puzzle, this is an extremely actable play.”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“The play has all the usual advantages of Counsel in conflict, agonised outbreaks in the dock, and back-answers from the witness-box. To these are added an ingenious appendix; the jury’s verdict is only the beginning of a story that has as many twists as a pigtail.”

THE OBSERVER

CASTING: 4 women, 9 men


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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.

Production

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  • Setting: Justice's chambers. Law Courts

Casting

9m, 4f
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  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

M: 9 principals, 15 extras. F: 4 principals, 2 extras

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Agatha Christie

Visit The Agatha Christie Collection for more content, licensing information, and more about Christie's work. Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of

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