this amateur production of
Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution

are to be held on Wednesday 24 January at 7.30 pm

Performance nights Tuesday 31 March - 4 April 2020

Director: Emma Robson

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

As with all Agatha Christie, there are a fantastic array of characters to be cast we are looking for:

Greta - Sir Wilfred’s ‘typist’
Carter - Chief Clerk /Justice Wainwright (doubled role)
Sir Wilfred Robart QC - This is a very juicy role and will suit a mature playing age who can portray a certain amount of gravitas and showmanship.
Mr Mayhew (Leonard Vole’s solicitor)
Leonard Vole - Will suit a playing age of 25 - 35 - our charming suspect on trial for his life!
Inspector Hearne - will double as a policeman at the end of the last act
Plain-clothes Detective - will potentially be doubled with Mr Myers and/or Warder
Romaine - Described as a foreign woman of great personality Romaine is Leonard’s wife. Playing age of 25 - 35 this is a fantastic part with plenty of drama!
Clerk of the Court - combined with Court Usher
Two Barristers
Dr Wyatt - Police Surgeon called at trial
Myers - The Prosecution - You’ll be going head to Head with Mr Robarts
Janet Mackenzie - Fantastic role. Will suit a mature playing age. Housekeeper and companion to our elderly victim!
Mr Clegg - assistant in a forensic laboratory at New Scotland Yard
‘The Other Woman’ - a small but vital and explosive role. Playing age early to late twenties.

There are a number of smaller roles that may be cast to add to the courtroom atmosphere.

Where playing age is not mentioned it is not important to the role. Auditions will be gender blind, with the best person for the role being cast.

This is a very atmospheric, dramatic and exciting play with all the Christie Traits and Twists.

Also for any further information on characters please message event or contact Emma.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday (afternoon/evening to be arranged), starting from Sunday 9th February

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

If cast, actors are required to become members of the Playhouse Theatre for insurance purposes. This is available at a yearly rate of £20, or £5 for a single play.