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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

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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: Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland joins Honour & Songs for Nobodies in London

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Lucy Bailey’s Theatre Royal Bath production of Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland will transfer to the West End next month, running for a limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre just ahead of another Murray-Smith play, Songs for Nobodies, transferring from Wilton’s Music Hall. The West End transfers come hot on the heels of Paul Robinson’s star-studded London revival of Murray-Smith’s Honour, starting at the Park Theatre next week.

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NEWS: Elizabeth McGovern Robert Lindsay, Amanda Abbington & Tara Fitzgerald line up for Bath Theatre Royal’s summer season

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Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath, has announced the theatre’s full 2018 summer season programme. Some of the country’s most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre’s historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio.