Witness for the Prosecution (West End)
Ends Apr 2024 2h 15m
Witness for the Prosecution (West End)

Witness for the Prosecution (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(131 Reviews)
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Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

A revival production of Agatha Christie's intense courtroom drama.

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Member Reviews (131)

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525 Reviews | 82 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like classic shows done in amazingly perfect settings.Being in a real courtroom is a gimmick, but it works.Makes it more powerful.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Christie (and how can you be a human being and not love her work?).Acting and staging are brilliant. What a treat.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want a unique theatrical experience in a setting tailor made for this kind of show.

Don't see it if you’re more interested in the play than the experience. Setting is wonderful but it can’t completely carry this mediocre whodunnit.

96 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if The courtroom staging makes this rendition a necessity in my opinion. If you love a thriller, this is for you.

Don't see it if Parts can feel borderline procedural; if you aren't drawn to those, the show may lose you

98 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if wonderfully done in a unique space

Don't see it if who done its are not interesting to you.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like a mystery

Don't see it if you don't like old fashion mystery

83 Reviews | 3 Followers
Stereotypical characters, The most perfect venue!, Great cast!, Light suspense/tension, Dated

See it if you like watching whodunnits. Courtroom murder drama Unpredictable & keeps you guessing. The venue is impressive.

Don't see it if 1950s old fashioned UK court dramas are not your preferred choice of theatre.

70 Reviews | 6 Followers
Great writing, Riveting, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of crime, mystery and courtroom dramas

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional theatre setting

54 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like theatre which is a bit more immersive. And you like a murder mystery with plenty of twists.

Don't see it if You want a fun uplifting story. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

The Times (UK)
October 1st, 2021

The debating chamber of the old Greater London Council ... lends a genuine touch of majesty to proceedings ... One acid glance from [barrister, Mr Myers] would be enough to make most witnesses crumple.
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The Stage (UK)
September 30th, 2021

Director Lucy Bailey wrings every possibility from the uniquely atmospheric space. She does, however, sometimes overplay her hand, adding starkly obvious, sudden shifts ... to underline ’significant moments’. This juicy Witness looks set to be giving evidence for a long time.
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October 1st, 2021

The climax ... is action-packed but left me rather cold. It feels like an almost pantomimic finale to what is until then a slow-burning thriller ... for all this one's beauty, it's a pity there isn't a little more grit.
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The Arts Desk
October 1st, 2022

This serpentine classic is perfectly placed in every sense. Verdict: Guilty of providing gripping entertainment. Sentence: Probably several more years.
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