⚖️Witness for the Prosecution
📍County Hall, London
Saw on 26 Apr 2022
I’ve heard so much about this show! Literally everyone was raving about its fantastic location: and I have to agree. Setting this play that’s a courtroom drama in an actual old HQ of London County Council gives it a completely different feel. With wooden benches, red seats and marble on the walls, it’s not a usual theatre setup.
I grabbed the cheapest tickets located in the south gallery. They are a great steal but please check the seat reviews on Seatplan before you buy it as some seats are blocked by a pillar. Also, get the tix in South gallery and not north: there is an unexpected piece of action that you may miss if you sit on the other side.
The play itself was a very slow burn with the signature huge twist at the end.
Actors were fabulous, especially the lead male actor. Not a huge fan of the fake German accent of the actress playing the wife, it was a little bit too strong.
The sound design was brilliant and created a nice background and emotional setup, especially during the court-based scenes.
Definitely recommended! If you have a larger budget, there are limited VIP seats available for each performance where you get to sit in the Jury seats and participate in the play. Check them out on the theatre website, but they usually cost £100.
Directed by Lucy Bailey
Based on the book by Agatha Christie
Ticket price:£25-37, special set of “Jury Seats” in a VIP package, available for each show