Review: Witness the courtroom drama of 2018

first_imgDavid Yelland plays the brilliant lawyer for the defenceAgatha Christie’s mastery of dialogue and suspense are alive and well in County Hall production of Witness for the Prosecution. Jessamy Chapman reviews itThere’s no greater escapism than a good old Agatha Christie, and the latest West End run of her famous play Witness for the Prosecution does not disappoint, offering a couple of hours of intrigue, drama and sheer entertainment.It’s set in the sumptuous surroundings of London County Hall on the South Bank, the previous home of the Greater London Council; the grand Chamber doubles splendidly as the Old Bailey. You the audience are in the public gallery (with unusually ample legroom) to hear the case of Leonard Vole (Jack McMullen), a handsome, rather naive young man who just can’t believe the nightmare he’s found himself in: He stands accused of murdering a wealthy, lonely older woman, and the penalty is hanging.The cast is wonderful, from the witty defence lawyer Robarts (David Yelland) to his hapless opponent for the prosecution Myers (Philip Franks), to Leonard’s dangerous wife Romaine (Catherine Steadman); they effortlessly bandy Christie’s timeless dialogue between them. Most of the play takes place in the courtroom, but there’s never a dull moment.If you’re familiar with Agatha Christie’s work, the plot is classically familiar and yet quite unique, with enough twisting to leave your mouth hanging open on at least one occasion – and a dramatic ending to leave you reeling.Witness for the Prosecution is terrific fun, and bound to be a hit with groups. It’s booking until September.For group bookings, call 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Club ‘seriously’ consider signing Manchester City player, lay down conditions for…

first_imgValencia’s efforts to strengthen their squad were temporarily paralysed following the crisis between general manager Mateu Alemany and the club’s owner Peter Lim. Though it has now been resolved, Los Che’s transfer business, in terms of incomings, hasn’t progressed well.According to Cadena Ser, as relayed by AS, Valencia have turned their attention towards Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala after struggling to sign Alaves’ Víctor Laguardia.Alaves are demanding a €10-12m fee for Laguardia, which Valencia are unwilling to pay. Therefore, Pep Guardiola’s centre-back has emerged as ‘real option’ for them.Mangala’s contract with the Premier League winners runs down in 2020. The Spanish club want the 28-year-old to terminate his contract at the Etihad to sign for Marcelino’s side.Valencia will not be able to meet his current wages and Mangala would have to lower his salary demands to make things work.Manchester City allowed Mangala to go out on loan to Valencia during the 2016/17 season and his return to the club is now ‘seriously’ considered.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

Boherlahan junior b hurlers fall in Munster semi final

first_imgThe Clare side advance to the Munster final on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-18.Martin Bourke was at the match in Limerick for TippFM sport. Photo © Tipp FM Boherlahan Dualla’s junior b hurlers had their hopes of silverware dashed earlier today when they fell to Clare side Inagh Kilnamona in Pairc Ida Naofa in Limerick.The sides couldn’t be separated at the full time whistle, tied at 2-12 a piece.Both teams traded blows throughout the added period and the tipp side were unable to secure the victory, losing by a single point.last_img read more