Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

Kevin Cruze decided to go back to an Agatha Christie script and planned to stage this production initially in 2020 as part of their 7th year anniversary. However, the Covid19 pandemic and the recession in the country later on forced COLD Theatre 7 to push the production to November 2022. However, it so happens that Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ was staged 7 years later the last Christie production from COLD Theatre 7 ‘The Mousetrap’ in 2015.

Designed & Directed byKevin Cruze
Venue Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 07
Dates17 – 20 November 2022
Witness for the Prosecution – Trailer by COLD Theatre 7
Music Video: Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps Cover Doris Day Performed by Melanie Bibile
CastNameProduction teamName
Sir Wilfrid RobartsAbbas RozaisVice PresidentAnuk De Silva
Romaine VoleMelanie BibileProduction ManagerHarshana Rathnayake
Leonard Vole Taariq JurangpathyAssistant Production ManagerHashen Ratnayake
Mr. John MayhewNiren RanasingheMarketing ManagerHashen Ratnayake
My Myers Q.CMahesh SenaratneDesign PartnerMichael Hingert
GretaMithara FonsekaMarketing teamAshweni De Silva
CarterHashen RatnayakeMarketing teamReihan Stephan
Inspector HearneKovindu De SeramMarketing teamSheran Fonseka
Dr WyattYohan KureraSet CoordinationHaseeb Hassen
Janet MackenzieDinushka JayawickremaSet CoordinationSuchithe Malawikankanamge
Mr CleggYohan KureraStage ManagerSulakshana Dias Amaratunga
Mr. Justice WainwrightHashen RatnayakeLights ExecutionAmesh De Silva
The Other WomanMithara FonsekaSound ExecutionChenuli Kularatne
Clerk of the courtHarshana RathnayakeCostumes and PropsAnnette Candappa
Police officerYusuf SheriffCostumes and PropsAmenthi Weerasinghe
BarristerAmenthi WeerasingheMake up and HairJagath Padmasiri
The WomanChantal DassanayakeFOH ManagerWasaam Ismail

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