Witness for the Prosecution is set to make a return to the West End this May.
The play, based on the popular Agatha Christie novel of the same name, began its run at County Hall in London in 2017 to critical acclaim. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show hasn’t been running since March.
Witness for The Prosecution has been a hit with the general public. During March 2020 the cats and producers celebrated their 1000th performance, having played to over 325,000 people since the show opened.
Producers Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford said “in order to be able to re-open as soon as we can, we are making this announcement now on the assumption that by our first performance government audience restrictions will be lifted and that contingency insurance will be available, either from the insurance market or from a stop-gap government-backed scheme” Reiterating the importance of government support for the Arts.”
Witness for the Prosecution isn’t the only show planning to open in the near future. The team behind Les Misérables are also planning a return to the stage in May, again under the assumption that current lockdown restrictions are relaxed by that time.
Performance of Witness for the Prosecution will begin again on 18th May 2021 and tickets are available to book from the County Hall website
Words by Orla McAndrew.
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