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Witness for the Prosecution - Full Length Play, Drama

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha Christie

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Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573702303

Agatha Christie's most celebrated courtroom drama - Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his beneficiary, and even his wife insists he is guilty...

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

105 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day, 1950s

Settings Of Play - The Chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC and The Central Criminal Court, London (the Old Bailey)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway, From West End

Winner! New York Critics Circle Award
Leonard Vole stands in the dock, accused of murder. His wife can prove his innocence but when she takes the stand she denies his alibi. Can he escape the hangman’s noose?


REVIEWS

"A walloping success." - Herald Tribune

"Packs plenty of surprise in its cargo of suspense." - Daily Mirror


Produced by Peter Saunders at The Winter Garden Theatre, London 28th October 1953
Characters

CASTING

8m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

GRETA - typist to Sir Wilfred
CARTER - Sir Wilfred's Chief Clerk
MR. MAYHEW - a solicitor
LEONARD VOLE 
SIR WILFRED ROBARTS, Q.C.
INSPECTOR HEARNE
PLAIN-CLOTHES DETECTIVE
ROMAINE
CLERK OF THE COURT
MR. JUSTIC WAINWRIGHT
ALDERMAN
MR. MEYERS, Q.C.
COURT USHER
COURT STENOGRAPHER
WARDER
THE JUDGE'S CLERK
1ST BARRISTER
2ND BARRISTER
3RD BARRISTER
4TH BARRISTER
5TH BARRISTER
6TH BARRISTER
1ST MEMBER OF THE JURY
2ND MEMBER OF THE JURY
3RD MEMBER OF THE JURY
A POLICEMAN
DR. WYATT - a police surgeon
JANET MACKENZIE
MR. CLEGG - a labratory assistant
THE OTHER WOMAN

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history but also Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Born in 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England, to ... view full profile

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