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Exclusive: Casting announced for Witness for the Prosecution

Lucy Bailey directs this unique production of Agatha Christie's play, set in the Chamber at County Hall

David Yelland, Catherine Steadman and Philip Franks

Casting has been announced for Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, which will run in the Chamber at London County Hall from October.

Directed by Lucy Bailey (Titus Andronicus, Globe), the cast will feature Catherine Steadman (Downton Abbey, Oppenheimer) as Romaine, Jack McMullen (Little Boy Blue) as Leonard Vole, David Yelland (The Crown) as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Philip Franks (Art) as Mr Myers, Patrick Godfrey (Mr Turner) as Sir Justice Wainwright and Roger Ringrose (Broadchurch) as Mr Mayhew.

They will be joined by Richard Attlee, Elliot Balchin, Alexandra Guelff, Miranda Horn, Jon House, Jules Melvin, Hywel Simons and Alex Stedman.

Witness for the Prosecution sees Leonard Vole accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. In her autobiography, Christie said the play was "one of my plays that I like best myself."

The production will take place in a courtroom setting and has designs by William Dudley, lighting by Chris Davey and sound by Mic Pool.

It marks the first major production of a Christie play to open in London since the 1960s.

Witness for the Prosecution runs at County Hall from 23 October to 11 March, with previews from 6 October.

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