Witness for the Prosecution

Full Length Play / Drama(Mystery/Thriller) / More than 120 minutes
written in 1953
Victor Gollancz, 1954
Samuel French, 1954

see also "Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories"

Presented by Peter Saunders at the Winter Garden Theatre, London, on 28th October 1953, with the following cast of characters: (in the order of their appearance)

GRETARosalie Westwater
CARTERWalter Horsbrugh
MR MAYHEWMilton Rosmer
LEONARD VOLEDerek Blomfield
SIR WILFRID ROBARTS,QCDavid Horne
INSPECTOR HEARNEDavid Raven
PLAIN-CLOTHES DETECTIVEKenn Kennedy
ROMAINEPatricia Jessel
CLERK OF THE COURTPhilip Holles
MR JUSTICE WAINWRIGHTPercy Marmont
ALDERMANWalter Horsbrugh
MR MYERS,QCD.A.Clarke-Smith
COURT USHERNicolas Tannar
COURT STENOGRAPHERJohn Bryning
WARDERDenzil Ellis
THE JUDGE'S CLERKMuir Little
1ST BARRISTERGeorge Dudley
2ND BARRISTERJack Bulloch
3RD BARRISTERLionel Gadsden
4TH BARRISTERJohn Farries Moss
5TH BARRISTERRichard Coke
6TH BARRISTERAgnes Fraser
1STMEMBER OF THE JURYLauderdale Beckett
2ND MEMBER OF THE JURYIris Fraser Foss
3RD MEMBER OF THE JURYKenn Kennedy
A POLICEMANDavid Homewood
DR WYATTGraham Stuart
JANET MACKENZIEJean Stuart
MR CLEGGPeter Franklin
THE OTHER WOMANRosemary Wallace

Directed by Wallace Douglas
Decor by Michael Weight

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

The action of the play passes in the drawing-room at Gull's Point, Lady Tressilian's house at Saltcreek, Cornwall
ACT I
The Chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC. Afternoon.
ACT II
The Central Criminal Court, London - better known as the Old Bailey. Six weeks later. Morning.
ACT II
SCENE 1 - The Chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC. The same evening.
SCENE 2 - The Old Bailey. The next morning.

Time: the present

Films & TV

Witness for the Prosecution, US, 1949
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Witness for the Prosecution, US, 1950
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Witness for the Prosecution, US, 1953
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Witness for the Prosecution, US, 1957
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Witness for the Prosecution, US, 1982
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Witness for the Prosecution, UK, 2016
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