Witness for the Prosecution is one of the longest running London theatre shows, having first played in 1953. Adapted by Agatha Christie herself, from her story ‘Traitor’s Hands’, it tells the story of Leonard Vole, who is accused of murdering the elderly – and very wealthy – Miss Emily French. Let’s meet some of the key cast members from the latest production of this West End hit.
Harry Reid – Leonard Vole
Harry studied at Miskin Theatre and Arts University of Bournemouth, and is best known for playing Ben Mitchell in EastEnders between 2014 and 2018. He first appeared as Leonard Vole in the Olivier Award nominated production of ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ in 2018, and now reprises the role for the most recent performances at London County Hall.
Naomi Sheldon – Romaine Vole
Naomi trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), and has performed in numerous productions, including ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared in ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ (Mischief Theatre), ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (Watermill Theatre) and ‘The Emperor Jones’ (National Theatre). Her television credits include Casualty, Red Dwarf, and Ashes to Ashes.
Lucy Tregear – Janet Mackenzie
A seasoned actress, Lucy Tregear has appeared in ‘The Silver Sword’ (UK tour), as well as several productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, ‘Coriolanus’ and ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’. She has also toured the US in ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Measure for Measure’.
Her television credits include Manhunt, Family Affairs, and Peak Practice, and her radio work includes Let Me Help, Patricia’s Progress, and The Decameron.
Paul McEwan – Inspector Hearne
Paul trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) and has an illustrious stage career, with appearances in ‘Richard II’, ‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ and ‘La Lupa’, all with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also had roles in ‘The Woman in Black’ (Madinat Theatre, Dubai), ‘The Three Musketeers’ (The Dukes Lancaster) and ‘The Power and the Glory’ (Etcetera Theatre).
Paul has also had roles in an array of television shows, including Heartbeat, Holby City, and Peaky Blinders.
Jonathan Coote – Mr Mayhew
Having trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Jonathan Coote made his name in the innovative theatre company, Red Shift, before embarking on a long career on the stage. Notable performances include the title role in ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, Atticus in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and Casy in ‘The Grapes of Wrath’. He has also played alongside Helen Mirren and Kristin Scott Thomas in ‘The Audience’, and performs frequently at the Royal National Theatre. His television credits include shows such as The Crown, Casualty, and Canary Wharf.
Witness for the Prosecution is among the Best West End shows this season, full of drama, suspense and unexpected revelations. You can see it at the impressive County Hall on Southbank until March 2023 – book your London show tickets today to avoid missing out.