Witness for the Prosecution

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Witness for the Prosecution is a play adapted by Agatha Christie based upon her short story titled "The Witness for the Prosecution". The play opened in London on 28 October 1953 at the Winter Garden Theatre (although the first performance had actually been in Nottingham on 28 September). It was produced by Peter Saunders.

Performance history in South Africa

1954: The play was first staged in South Africa by the Johannesburg Reps in 1954, directed by Anthony Farmer who also designed the set which was a replica of the Old Bailey. Robert Griffiths and Sadie Festenstein starred in this sell out show.

1954: Presented by the Repertory Theatre Society later known as the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society, November 1954.


Tucker, 1997. 74.

NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 61.

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