Witness For The Prosecution

by Agatha Christie

Sunday, September 25 – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26 – 7:00 pm

Directed by Tom Rushen

If you can’t attend on these dates but would like to audition, please email the Director –

Add “Witness for the Prosecution” to your resume prior to an upcoming blockbuster film version directed by and starring Ben Affleck – and a new two-part TV version by the BBC December 2016! 

Performance Dates
November 25 – December 11, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 1 @ 8:00 PM

Dress Rehearsal (with an audience)
November 23 @ 8:00 PM

This courtroom mystery is said to be Christie’s own personal favorite. Only she could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it off with so many twists and turns along the way. 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? The courtroom proceedings will keep the audience guessing until the final curtain.

Auditions will be from the script; seeking the following:

Romaine, wife of Leonard Vole: 40s. German, quiet but resolute.
Greta, typist for Sir Wilfrid Young: somewhat flighty, but self-confident.
Janet MacKenzie: 60+, a Scottish housekeeper, stern and foreboding.
Girl: 20s, attractive, flirty.
Sir Wilfred Robarts: QC: 50+, a legal force to be reckoned with. Commanding presence, but able to shift as the mood dictates.
Mr. Mayhew: 50+, a solicitor. Dry, proper, driven by facts.
Leonard Vole: 30-40, the accused. Quiet, unassuming.
Mr. Myers, QC: 40+, longtime adversary of Sir Wilfred. Aroganr, self-satisfied.
Carter: 40-50. Chief Clerk for Sir Wilfred. Efficient, fussy, ironic sense of humor.
Inspector Hearne: 40+, dutiful public servant.
Dr. Wyatt: 40+, police surgeon providing forensic evidence.
Mr. Clegg: 30-40, lab assistant providing evidence.
Mr. Justice Wainwright: 60+
Clerk of the Court: any age
Usher: any age
Policeman: any age
NOTE: Other non speaking roles may be available for court personnel.

People interested in backstage work on this production should email the director or attend auditions. Stage Manager and Lights/Sound Operator are stipended.

Auditions will be held at the theatre. If you have questions or need more information please email or call the Box Office at 203-226-1983.

Westport Community Theatre
Westport Town Hall – 110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Box Office (203) 226-1983

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