Carolin Stoltz chatted to Emma Clarendon about being part of Witness for the Prosecution at London’s County Hall.
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…
Actress Emma Rigby chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about her current role in Witness for the Prosecution.
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.
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.
Witness For The Prosecution is a glorious fusion of classic storytelling, first class production values and top-notch acting.
Although The Mousetrap is often dismissed as a mere genre piece, all plot and no characters, I think this does an immense disservice both to Christie’s skill and to the pleasure that murder mysteries and crime thrillers can give their audiences.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
A dark new Agatha Christie adaptation has become something of a Christmas tradition, and even though the BBC only started this tradition two years ago with an excellent multi-part interpretation of And Then There Were None, it has fast become an established and much anticipated highlight of the festive schedule.
Today, we’ve already taken a few moments to remind ourselves of both the Top 10 News Stories and the Top 25 Mates’ Blogs on the website over the month of November. Finally, we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘festive treats’ (in other words, the shows to book to have the Merriest of Christmases) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…
Witness for the Prosecution will extend its run on London’s South Bank until 16 September 2018. It had previously been booking until 11 March only. Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk..
What were the reviews and other blogs that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 25 Mates Blogs from October 2017 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
This site-specific version is a bit of a gimmick, and while one part of me yearns for the play to be allowed to speak for itself, another just relishes the novelty of this revival’s setting. So what’s the verdict? Guilty of being a good night out.
The jury has delivered their verdict on this new site-specific production of Agatha Christie’s classic courtroom drama, directed by Lucy Bailey in the debating chamber of the County Hall building. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews
What better venue to have the protagonists in this enthralling production play to the gallery? Literally. The impassioned arguments from the immaculately spoken David Yelland and his nemesis, Philip Franks, as silks Robarts and Myers, fill the room and echo down the corridors.
The first crime uncovered in Witness for the Prosecution is that this amazing space, the glorious council chamber of the LCC then GLC at County Hall has not been pressed into service for site-specific theatre more often.
Catherine Steadman, David Yelland and Jack McMullen lead the cast of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, staged in a courtroom setting at London’s County Hall.
Order order! The innovative brains of Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions have revealed an ingenious staging concept for a major new production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution – putting it in a court room inside County Hall itself.