Witness for the Prosecution

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Witness for the Prosecution

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 9m

Witness for the Prosecution
by Agatha Christie

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

Image: Tristram Kenton

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 9m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
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Summary

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


Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
  • Setting Justice's chambers. Law Courts

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ON BREAKING CHARACTER

Waiting for Poirot
by Chris Chan
July 29, 2019

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  • Witness for the Prosecution

    Image: Tristram Kenton

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    Image: Tristram Kenton

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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 The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history, but also Witness for the Prosecution and And The ...

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