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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Witness for the ProsecutionLittle Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution

By Agatha Christie,
directed by Steve Hirst

Not long to go now till the Jury brings in its verdict and tension is mounting in court! Will Leonard Vole be found guilty of the wilful murder of Emily French? Everything seems to point to his guilt, especially when Leonard’s wife, Romaine, agrees to testify - not in his defence, but as a witness for the prosecution!

Witness for the Prosecution is adapted from an Agatha Christie short story, and was one of her personal favourites. This is the latest of several Christie plays directed by Steve Hirst, who is a fan of her work.

Witness for the ProsecutionSteve has assembled a large cast of familiar and fresh faces, to present this evergreen courtroom drama. Newcomers to the Little Theatre include Sam Garforth, who played Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice at the Tod Hippodrome recently, as Mrs Mayhew; Patrick Higgins, a graduate from the Actors Workshop, as Inspector Hearne; Peter Boyle as Leonard Vole, Marie Briggs as Romaine; Becky Kershaw as Dr Wyatt; Alastair Dermo as Mr Clegg; and Maisie Millington as 'The Other Woman'.

Witness for the Prosecution

The rest of the cast includes Marian Feather, Heather McBride, Matthew Parker and Ben Sweeny, who are all well known to Little Theatre audiences, and Michael Faulkner and Kevin Dolton, who have each appeared once before, as Herr Flick and Captain Bertorelli, in 'Allo 'Allo!

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution runs from Monday to Saturday, 17-22 June, at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now, online at www.hblt.co.uk, or can be purchased in person, at Innovation, Hebden Bridge.

Rehearsal photos by Bruce Cutts.

Previously, on the HebWeb

Little Theatre invites you to tread the boards - 23 May 2019

Pyrenees by David Greig - April 2019

If I Were You - Feb 2019

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow - November 2018

'Allo Allo'  - Sept 2018

Lovesong by Abi Morgan - May 2018

Gaslightby Patrick Hamilton - April 2018

Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington - Feb 2018

Roleplay by Alan Ayckbourn- Nov 2017

A View from the Bridge - April 2017

Spring and Port Wine - February 2017

Moonlight and Magnolias - September 2016

See also

Little Theatre website