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Witness for the Prosecution announces extension and new casting

The show, set in London's County Hall, will now book into 2020

The 2018-2019 cast of Witness for the Prosecution, who will continue performing until May
© Ellie Kurttz

The recent London revival of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution will extend its run into 2020.

Having opened at London's County Hall in 2017, the production sees audiences sitting inside a courtroom and witnessing the story as it plays out. The show was nominated for an Olivier Award and with this extension will now run longer than the show originally did when it first opened in the West End in 1953.

New casting has also been announced for the show. Carolin Stoltz (Shetland) playing Romaine Vole, Lewis Cope (Billy Elliot) as the accused Leonard Vole, Simon Dutton (The Saint) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Giles Taylor (This House) as Mr Myers QC and Michael Cochrane (The Archers) as Mr Justice Wainwright, with Max Dinnen, Janet Fullerlove, Kara Grace-Paseda, Jessica Hole, Francesca Knight, Joe Shire, Paul Lancaster, Nicholas Osmond, Michael Weaver and Karl Wilson. The new cast will begin on 28 May.

The production, directed by Lucy Bailey, is now booking until 29 March 2020, with the new round of tickets going on sale on 28 February 2019. It is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Chris Davey, sound design by Mic Pool and casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow.