Witness for the Prosecution (West End)
Open run 2h 15m
Witness for the Prosecution (West End)

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

(200 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 (200)

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59 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

59 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like drama and a good murder mystery

Don't see it if You like a traditional theatre setting

549 Reviews | 85 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.

138 Reviews | 17 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

111 Reviews | 27 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

103 Reviews | 8 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if wonderfully done in a unique space

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

63 Reviews | 5 Followers
Entertaining, Lovely environment, Clever

See it if you like Agatha Christie-WhoDunnit Stories

Don't see it if you want something speedy or spectacular

366 Reviews | 51 Followers
Suspenseful, Engaging, Well-acted, Intelligent, Well-staged

See it if you want to see an entertaining and well-acted courtroom drama that's performed in a courtroom, which adds to the viewing experience.

Don't see it if you want a play in a traditional venue and/or if you don't like mysteries.

Critic Reviews (6)

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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The Telegraph (UK)
July 21st, 2023

“Some of the dialogue is lost in this echoey space, and set changes for the scenes outside of court are too leisurely. But Christie’s bravura twisty plotting is still second to none. Combined with Bailey’s inspired use of an historic location, it’s criminally entertaining.”
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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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Lost in Theatreland (UK)
October 9th, 2022

This is one of the most unique theatrical experiences available right now, and you will not be disappointed. Witness for the Prosecution is both heavy on the drama and incredibly atmospheric. With stellar performances from this new cast that bring Dame Agatha Christie’s wonderful story to life, this is an incredibly enjoyable show. I doubt anyone has been so happy to attend court before, as I was to attend London’s County Hall for this performance. Whether you receive your Jury Summons or not, this is a show that cannot be missed.
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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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