The Eighth Cast Has Been Announced For Agatha Christie’s WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION At London County Hall | The Fan Carpet

2022-09-03 04:13:26 By : Ms. Nancy Xu

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions present Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution





As this iconic production approaches its fifth anniversary, producers Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford are delighted to announce the eighth cast to join Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Audiences can book to see Witness for the Prosecution until 16th April 2023 at the historic London County Hall.

Eastenders star Harry Reid returns to the cast to reprise his role as the accused, Leonard Vole. He is joined by Naomi Sheldon (The Comedy of Errors, RSC; Good Girl, Trafalgar Studios/ Roundabout/ Old Red Lion) as Romaine Vole. Dugald Bruce-Lockhart (Private Lives, Bath Theatre Royal/Nigel Havers Theatre Company - UK Tour; The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, Park Theatre) will play Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC, with Jonathan Coote (The Crown, Netflix; The Audience, West End) as Mr Mayhew, Justin Avoth (My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre/ Rose Theatre, Kingston; Love From a Stranger, Fiery Angel) as Mr Myers QC, and Nicholas Day (Yellowfin, Southwark Playhouse; After All These Years, UK Tour) as Mr Justice Wainwright. 

The company is completed by Rosanna Adams (The Mirror and the Light, RSC/ Playful Productions), Lorraine Amako (Off the Record, Southwark Playhouse; Happily Ever After, Bunker Theatre), Daniel Bravo (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, King’s Head Theatre), Myles Devonté (BBC Doctor Who: Time Fracture), Greg Fitch (A Murder is Announced, UK Tour; The Verdict, UK /Ireland Tour), Kevin N Golding (SAD, Omnibus Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing, RSC), Lawrence Haynes (As You Like It, Tour), Isabella Kibble (making her West End debut), Paul McEwan (The Canterville Ghost, Unicorn Theatre; Othello, English Touring Theatre), Simon Rhodes (Posh, UK Tour;, No Man’s Land, Wyndham’s Theatre/ UK Tour), Tom Syms (Alice’s Adventures Underground, LET/The Vaults; Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs, UK Tour) and Lucy Tregear (Room, Stratford East; Romeo and Juliet, Metcalfe Gordon Productions).

Witness for the Prosecution has captured the imagination of thousands gripped by the case of Leonard Vole, accused of murder in cold blood. Director Lucy Bailey (Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Globe) thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action as Christie’s enthralling tale of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them.

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

The twists and turns of the case are played out in a spectacular courtroom setting inside the atmospheric London County Hall as prosecution battles defence and witnesses take the stand to give their shocking testimonies. The production received Best Revival nominations at the 2018 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards.

The production is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey, sound design by Mic Pool, and casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG.

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions present Witness for the Prosecution By Agatha Christie Directed by Lucy Bailey Designed by William Dudley Lighting Design by Chris Davey Sound Design by Mic Pool Find Witness for the Prosecution on Facebook: /WitnessPlayLDN, Twitter: @WitnessPlayLDN and Instagram: @witnessplayldn

London County Hall The Chamber, County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB Currently booking until April 2023 Box Office: 0844 815 7141

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm and matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm.

TICKET PRICES Tickets from £12 No booking fees if booked via the official website.

Our exclusive VIP Jury Ticket will place you in the heart of the courtroom action. Jurors will receive a complimentary programme and 2 complimentary drinks (soft drink, beer or house wine) to be redeemed pre-show or at the interval.

Witness for the Prosecution is offering a range of Courtroom Gift Packages, including packages to sit on the Jury. For more information, please visit here.

For information about the Premium Experiences on offer at Witness for the Prosecution, please visit here.

Rosanna Adams Training: Oxford School of Drama

Theatre includes: The Mirror and the Light (RSC/ Playful Productions).

Lorraine Amako Theatre credits include: Off the Record (Southwark Playhouse), Happily Ever After (Bunker theatre), Zanj Women (Stratford Circus), All the Girls Standing in Line (Theatre Royal Stratford Studio), Her R(age) (Theatre 503). Witness for the Prosecution is Lorraine’s West End debut.

Justin Avoth Theatre includes: My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre & Rose Theatre, Kingston); Love From a Stranger (Fiery Angel);Lot and his God (Print Room); The Only True History of Lizzie Finn (Southwark Playhouse); Our Brother David (Watford Palace Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong); Beasts and Beauties (Hampstead 2010 & 2011/12); Moliere (NT/Finborough); As You Like It (Curve); De Montfort, Chains (Orange Tree); Hamlet (Southwark Playhouse); Nathan the Wise (Hampstead); Dead Hands, 13Objects; Gertrude (The Wrestling School); Othello (RSC); Edward II (Globe); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Exchange, Manchester–commended for Ian Charleson Awards); The Ash Girl, True Brit (Birmingham Rep); The Snow Palace (Tricycle); The Tempest (City of London Festival); Venice Preserved (Almeida); King Arthur (ROH/ Chatelet Theatre de Paris); Richard III (Arts Threshold); The Government Inspector (Harrogate).

Television includes: Bad Education, Father Brown, Medici: Masters of Florence, Three series of Ripper Street, Dracula, Dark Matters, Whitechapel, The Borgias, Holby, Midsomer Murders, Spooks, Merlin, Judge John Deed, Coronation Street, Persuasion.

Film Includes: The Hackney Downs, Giro Day, 667–The Neighbour of the Beast.

Radio Includes: Random edition; The Avengers; Who Killed Toby Kinsella; The Diary of River Song; Dr Who: The Demon Rises, Survivors and Callan.

Daniel Bravo Training: Daniel graduated from The Oxford School of Drama in 2020. Theatre credits include: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (King’s Head Theatre), Little Sausage (The Other Palace), XPOSED (Southwark Playhouse), Look Who’s All Grown Up (The Space), ‘Speak’ (Rose Theatre Kingston & Paines Plough). Short film credits include: Italian Sportswear (Last Days Productions), Not Another Coming Out Story (RS Productions), Me & I (Independent), Caligo (Mini Nightmares), Space Invasion (Sad Ice-Cream Ltd). Daniel is delighted to be making his West End Debut in Witness For The Prosecution. Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Training: RADA.

Theatre credits include: Private Lives (Bath Theatre Royal/Nigel Havers Theatre Company – UK Tour); The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (Park Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Novello); The Three Lions (St James Theatre London); Wonderland (Hampstead Theatre); Henry V, A Winter’s Tale, Comedy of Errors, Richard III (Propeller/Hampstead/Tour); The 39 Steps (Liverpool Playhouse/Tour); The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Northampton Royal Theatre/Edinburgh Assembly); For King and Country (Plymouth Theatre Royal/ACT), Deep Blue Sea (Bath/Vaudeville Theatre, London); Taming of The Shrew, Twelfth Night (Propeller/Old Vic/BAM New York); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Faust (Royal Lyceum Theatre); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Nottingham Playhouse ); Twelfth Night (ETT); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Watermill/Comedy Theatre London); Rose Rage, Henry V, The Comedy of Errors (Watermill Theatre/Tour); The Prince’s Play (NT); Reader (Traverse Theatre); Henry VI Part III (RSC); A Streetcar Named Desire (Byre).

Television credits include: Professor T, The Crown, Case Histories, Walter’s War, Hotel Babylon, Alien Western, Trust, Foyle’s War, Rockface, Midsomer Murders, Brookside, Wycliffe, The Demon Headmaster, The Bill and Bugs II.

Films include: From Time to Time (Fragile Films) Hart’s War (MGM), Deserter, and Alive and Kicking (Chanel Four Films).

His debut novel, The Lizard – a suspense thriller set in the Greek islands in 1988 – was published by Muswell Press in May 2020 (‘a read-at-a-sitting page-turner’ – Guardian).

Jonathan Coote After training at Guildhall, Jonathan co-founded Red Shift Theatre Company appearing in all their early productions.  Other theatre work includes: The Permanent Way, Sir Guy in Robin Hood, Wentworth in Cut and Trust (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (FOD Theatre Company); Wild love in The Innocent Mistress (Derby);Macbeth in Macbeth (Factotum); Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi; Illingworth in A Woman of No Importance, Morville in Four Nights in Knaresborough (New Vic, Stoke); Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird, Casy in The Grapes of Wrath, Bernard in Arcadia, Hector Hushabye in Heartbreak House (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Andrew Wyke in Sleuth (Vienna); Prospero in Punchdrunk’s The Tempest.  His West End appearances include Yes, Prime Minister (Gielgud and Apollo Theatres/UK Tour); The Audience (Gielgud and Apollo Theatres); King Lear (Old Vic).  A regular National Theatre performer in productions such as The Doctor’s Dilemma, Home,Emil and the Detectives, Our Country’s Good, As You Like It, Absolute Hell.

Television includes: Stephen, The Crown, Casualty, The Scandalous Lady W, Not Going Out, Canary Wharf.

Film: The 12, Outwitting the Devil, The Last Horror Movie, Razor Blade Smile, The 13th Sign.

Radio: Publish and Be Damn’d (BBC), Six Degrees of Assassination (Audible), The Diary Of River Song (Big Finish).

Nicholas Day Theatre credits include: Yellowfin (Southwark Playhouse, Offies Award: Best Supporting Actor); After All These Years (UK Tour); The Wild Duck (Almeida); Platonov (Chichester & National Theatre); The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible); Henry V, Cardenio, The City Madam, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Marat Sade, Much Ado About Nothing, King John, The Tempest, Dido Queen of Carthage, Vice Versa (Royal Shakespeare Company); Wolf Hall (RSC, West End and Broadway); The Crucifer of Blood, The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Hecuba (Donmar Warehouse); Tartuffe, Johnny on the Spot, Absence of War, Murmuring Judges, Racing Demon, The Beaux’ Stratagem (National Theatre), Dealer’s Choice (NT, West End and World Tour); Boy Gets Girl, The Shallow End (Royal Court); The Iceman Cometh (Almeida/Old Vic), A Small Family Business (Oldham), I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell, Taking Steps (Watford), Night Must Fall (Greenwich), Ask for The Moon (Hampstead), Abigail’s Party (Windsor, Bromley).

Television credits include: The Crown, Brexit, Poirot, Doctors, Garrow’s Law, The Take, Midsomer Murders, Foyle’s War, Rosemary and Thyme, Doc Martin, New Tricks (series), Cambridge Spies, The Stretch, Extremely Dangerous, The Bill, Goodnight Sweetheart, Daniel Deronda, The Lakes (series), Kavanagh Q.C., The Absence of War, Minder (series), Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy, Trouble in Mind (series), Lovejoy, Made in Heaven, Drop the Dead Donkey, After the War, Bust, Call Me Mister, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Heart Attack Hotel, Crown Court, Harry’s Game, Shelley, Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (series), Full House, The Bounder, Cribb, Ripping Yarns.

Film credits include: A Dark Reflection, Pleasure Island, Eliminate: Archie Cookson, The Wolfman, Amazing Grace, Les Poupées Russes, The Golden Bowl, Sabotage!, Human Bomb.

Nick’s book about Shakespeare and the RSC, On Bard Duty was published in 2017.

Myles Devonté Myles Devonté is a British actor who graduated from East 15 Acting School. Since graduating, Myles has toured with ‘The Young Shakespeare Company’ and has made many West End appearances. Myles has worked with writers such as Jonathan Harvey and has most recently starred in BBC Doctor Who: Time Fracture an immersive theatre West End Experience. Notable short film credits include his role of ‘Joe’ in Jessica Henwick’s Bus Girl that can be seen in the Indy Film Festival.

Greg Fitch Theatre includes: A Murder is Announced (UK National Tour),The Verdict (UK and Ireland national tour),Gallowglass(UK national tour),Classic Ghosts (UK national tour),Cadfael (UK national tour), Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders (UK national tour),The End of the Affair (UK national tour), Double Death (UK national tour), South Pacific (Norwich Theatre Royal),42nd Street (Norwich Theatre Royal), Mack and Mabel (Norwich Theatre Royal).

Greg has also been a regular in Pantomime at Ye Olde Rose and Crown (Walthamstow).  Greg has also several directing credits most notably The Room (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Kevin N Golding Theatre credits include: SAD (Omnibus Theatre, Clapham) Much Ado About Nothing, Venice Preserved, The Provoked Wife, Hamlet, King Lear, Cymbeline (Royal
Shakespeare Company), Kunene and the King (Understudy, Ambassadors Theatre)
Shakespeare in Love, Home Sweet Home, Mother Courage And Her Children (National Tour), Siblings of Divorce (Gerry’s studio/Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Sting (Wiltons Music
Hall), Sense of an Ending (Theatre 503), Play Mas (Orange Tree Theatre), Othello (White Bear Theatre), Throats (Pleasance Theatre), Otieno (Southwark Playhouse), Macbeth (Northcott Theatre), How to Cook a Country
(Riverside Studios), Nina and Shaz (Brockley Jack Theatre), Reality Chokes (Pentameters
Theatre), The Exchange (Jermyn Street Theatre), Children of the Crown (Nottingham
Playhouse); Listen To Your Parents (Theatre Centre/National tour)

Television credits include: Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything (Sky).

Lawrence Haynes Training: Lawrence trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre credits includes: As You Like It (Tour). Credits whilst in training: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Kingdom (Or The Anthropocene) (Bristol Old Vic), Let the Right One In (Circomedia), Mrs Beeton Says (The Redgrave Theatre), The Winters Tale, Mary Stuart, The Rover and Bull (BOVTS).

Other credits include: Clubland (The Wardrobe Theatre).

Witness for the Prosecution is Lawrence’s West End Debut.

Isabella Kibble Isabella graduated from The Guildford School of Acting in 2020.  Credits whilst training include: Beth in Merrily We Roll Along, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Witness for the Prosecution is Isabella’s West End Debut.

Paul McEwan Television includes: Andor (Disney+); Happy Valley S3 (BBC); Ragdoll (Sid Gentle Films); Carnival Row (Amazon); Pennyworth (Warner Bros); Holby City (BBC); Peaky Blinders (Tiger Aspect/BBC); WPC 56 (BBC); The Arms Drop (Fridthjof Films); Eternal Law (Kudos/ITV); Casualty (BBC); Doctors (BBC); Emmerdale (YTV); Strictly Confidential (Rollem Productions); Dalziel & Pascoe (BBC); No Angels (Channel 4); Clocking Off (BBC); Heartbeat (Yorkshire Television); The Echo (BBC).

Theatre credits include: The Canterville Ghost (Unicorn Theatre); Othello (English Touring Theatre); The Invisible Man (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); The Seven Acts of Mercy (RSC); The Two Noble Kinsmen (RSC); Inkheart (HOME, Manchester); A Doll’s House (Sherman); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Squerryes Court); Richard III (Jamie Lloyd Prods/ATG); but i cd only whisper (Arcola/Tabula Rasa Theatre); Man in the Middle (Theatre503); The Two-Character Play (Jermyn Street & Provincetown Theatre, USA); Decade (Theatre 503); Isfahan Calling (Old Red Lion); Kurtz (Hampstead New End); The London Plays (Iso Productions); Woman In Black (Madinat Theatre,Dubai); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Exchange Theatre); The Night Before Christmas (Theatre 503); Richard II (Royal Shakespeare Company); LaLupa (Royal Shakespeare Company); Romeo And Juliet (Hull Truck); The Killing Floor (Bridewell Theatre); The Duel (Lyric Hammersmith); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Dukes Lancaster); The Three Musketeers (Th eDukes Lancaster); The Power and the Glory (Etcetera Theatre); Scissors Stone (White Bear Theatre); The Gingerman (White Bear Theatre); Merlin (Arts Threshold).

Training: Paul trained at ALRA.

Harry Reid Harry is returning to Witness for the Prosecution (West End), having first appeared in the Olivier Award nominated production in 2018 as the accused Leonard Vole.

Television includes: EastEnders as Ben Mitchell regular character for three and a half years leaving January 2018 BBC.

Film includes: K-Shop, Die Before you Dies and The Last Waltz.

Radio includes: Online as Connor

Simon Rhodes Training: Simon trained at Drama Centre London.

Theatre credits include: Posh (UK Tour), No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s Theatre & UK Tour), Cornelius (Finborough Theatre & 59E59 Theater, New York), Dear Brutus (Southwark Playhouse), Just To Get Married & Laburnum Grove (Finborough Theatre), A Pit Of Clay & Styx (Rift), Billy Chickens Is A Psychopath Superstar (Theatre503 at Latitude Festival), Volpone (The Rose Lipman), Venice Preserv’d (The Spectators’ Guild), Mark Watson’s The Hotel & A Number (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Accomplice (Menier Chocolate Factory), Blue On Blue & Trolls (Theatre503), Peace, The Bacchae, The Persians (Cyprus amphitheatres), The Plebeians Rehearse The Uprising

(Arcola) and Julius Caesar (Barbican).

Film credits include: The World We Knew, The Sky In Bloom and Screwed.

Tom Syms Theatre includes: Alice’s Adventures Underground (LET/The Vaults), Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs (UK Tour), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Squares), The Game’s Afoot (LET), Dr Strangelove (Secret Cinema), The Merry Wives of

Windsor (The Willow Globe), Romeo and Juliet (YSC).

Television credits include: Teachers (Tiger Aspect/Channel 4), My Dad’s The Prime Minister (BBC).

Writing credits include: Code 2024 (Secret Theatre).

Tom has worked as an Associate Director for Hartshorn - Hook Productions and Monopoly Lifesized and as a Game Designer for The Detective Society, HiddenCity, and Disney.

Theatre includes: The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Mouse and His Child (RSC);Good Girl (Trafalgar Studios/Roundabout/Old Red Lion); Partners in Crime (Queen’s Theatre); Worlds, Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vaults Festival); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (MischiefTheatre); The Pride (Trafalgar Studios/Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal & Derngate); Sex With a Stranger (Trafalgar Studios); Collery Row (Liquid Theatre); The Wind in the Willows (Watermill Theatre); Waiting for Lefty (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Reclining Nude with Black Stockings (Arcola); The Emperor Jones (National Theatre).

TV includes: Malory Towers (Season 1 &2), Whitstable Pearl, Casualty, Porters, Red Dwarf, Diaries of the Great War, The Hour, Doctors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Ashes to Ashes.

Radio includes: Guilty (Radio 4); Out of Your Mind (Radio 3).

Film includes: Cla’am, Hi-Lo Joe.

Lucy Tregear Theatre includes: Romeo and Juliet (Metcalfe Gordon productions), Room (Stratford East), The Silver Sword (Tour), Cocktail Sticks (Watermill) Relatively Speaking, Much Ado About Nothing, The Real Thing, The Memory of Water (Library), The Country Wife (Haymarket), Merry Wives of Windsor, Coriolanus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Woman Killed With Kindness (RSC), Middlemarch, The Conspirators, Court in the Act, The Way of the World, Portrait of a Woman, Flora the Red Menace (Orange Tree), By Jeeves (West End, Lyric), Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure (US Tours), The Taming of the Shrew (Dukes), Three Sisters (Chichester), The Winter’s Tale (Royal Exchange), Lady Betty (Cheek By Jowl).

Television credits include: Manhunt (ITV), The Robinsons (BBC), Family Affairs (Channel 5), Peak Practice (ITV).

Radio credits include: Let Me Help, Patricia’s Progress, The Decameron, The Indian Gentleman, Early Morning.

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