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‘The attraction of it, is that it is a popular piece of theatre’: In the dock is Jasper Britton from Witness For The Prosecution

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Plays, Quotes, Ticket recommendations by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Witness For The Prosecution, Agatha Christie’s murder thriller is playing very successfully at London’s ingeniously converted County Hall venue. RSC leading man Jasper Britton heads the latest cast change and as he took over the role of defence barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts he and I chatted about the play and his career…

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‘The grandest ‘immersive’ theatrical experience in London’: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION – County Hall ★★★★

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It was a stroke of marketing genius on the part of director Lucy Bailey and her producers to decide to stage one of Agatha Christie’s best-loved court room dramas in something approaching a court room. Setting Witness for the Prosecution within London’s abandoned County Hall becomes as much the grandest ‘immersive’ theatrical experience in London as much as a revival of an old stage thriller.

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‘The draw is Christie’s deft writing’: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION – County Hall ★★★★

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Everyone loves an Agatha Christie tale. Unlike the films and programmes involving Ms Marple or Poirot that are often repeated on television, Witness For The Prosecution (which is directed by Lucy Bailey) doesn’t have a familiar marquee protagonist at the centre of its narrative.

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NEWS: Alasdair Harvey & Tracy-Ann Oberman will join cast of Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory

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Full casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Jasper Britton as (Stewart), Sia Dauda (Sally), Alasdair Harvey (Peter Kroger), Chris Larkin (Bob Jackson), Macy Nyman (Julie Jackson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Helen Kroger), Natalie Walter (Thelma) and Finty Williams (Barbara Jackson).

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NEWS: Jasper Britton to play lead role in Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem at the Watermill Theatre

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Jasper Britton will play the irrepressible Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in the first major revival of Jez Butterworth’s multi award-winning, West End and Broadway hit Jerusalem which plays at the Watermill Theatre from 21 June to 21 July 2018 (press night is 25 June). Britton (RSC, National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe) will be joined by Adam Burton (Luke Parsons/Troy Whitworth), Peter Caulfield (Ginger), Richard Evans (The Professor), Robert Fitch (Wesley), Rebecca Lee (Tanya), Nenda Neurer (Pea/Phaedra), Santino Smith (Davey), Sam …

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NEWS: Broadway comedy Chinglish gets European premiere in new Park season of comedies

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Park Theatre’s new Spring Summer 2017 season features an array of new writing across both spaces including several world premiere comedies together with the long-awaited European premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Braodway hit Chinglish, an acclaimed musical revival of Jonathan Larson’s tick tick BOOM! and an all-male staging of A Clockwork Orange.