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 by Kevin Cruze
Venue Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 07
Dates 17 – 20 November 2022
https://youtu.be/MvnQae43D6o
Witness for the Prosecution – Trailer by COLD Theatre 7
https://youtu.be/xf-2iFu_FrQ
Music Video: Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps Cover Doris Day Performed by Melanie Bibile
Cast Name Production team Name
Sir Wilfrid Robarts Abbas Rozais Vice President Anuk De Silva
Romaine Vole Melanie Bibile Production Manager Harshana Rathnayake
Leonard Vole  Taariq Jurangpathy Assistant Production Manager Hashen Ratnayake
Mr. John Mayhew Niren Ranasinghe Marketing Manager Hashen Ratnayake
My Myers Q.C Mahesh Senaratne Design Partner Michael Hingert
Greta Mithara Fonseka Marketing team Ashweni De Silva
Carter Hashen Ratnayake Marketing team Reihan Stephan
Inspector Hearne Kovindu De Seram Marketing team Sheran Fonseka
Dr Wyatt Yohan Kurera Set Coordination Haseeb Hassen
Janet Mackenzie Dinushka Jayawickrema Set Coordination Suchithe Malawikankanamge
Mr Clegg Yohan Kurera Stage Manager Sulakshana Dias Amaratunga
Mr. Justice Wainwright Hashen Ratnayake Lights Execution Amesh De Silva
The Other Woman Mithara Fonseka Sound Execution Chenuli Kularatne
Clerk of the court Harshana Rathnayake Costumes and Props Annette Candappa
Police officer Yusuf Sheriff Costumes and Props Amenthi Weerasinghe
Barrister Amenthi Weerasinghe Make up and Hair Jagath Padmasiri
The Woman Chantal Dassanayake FOH Manager Wasaam Ismail

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