Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (CODA) to stage Agatha Christie in the Braithwaite Hall

By - Tuesday 24th March, 2015

The Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (CODA) is  to present a new production of Agatha Christie’s courtroom drama Witness for the Prosecution in the Braithwaite Hall at Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, this April.

Jane Korlandt as Romaine and Bob Dann as Sir Wilfrid Robarts. Photo provided by CODA, used with permission.

Release begins: At the Old Bailey, a young man called Leonard Vole stands accused of murder, and only the advocacy of famed defence barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts can clear him. Circumstantial evidence piles up against Vole, until the Prosecution produce their star witness – Leonard’s glamorous wife, Romaine!

Twists unfold, secrets are unearthed and tension mounts, until the key question is asked: “Do you find the defendant guilty, or not guilty?” Of course, this being Agatha Christie, the verdict is only the beginning…

Witness for the Prosecution stars Bob Dann as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Owen Moore as Leonard Vole, and Jane Kortlandt as Romaine, with a full supporting cast. The production is directed by Michael Hall.

CODA was founded in 1943, and is Croydon’s leading community theatre company, performing both musicals and plays, to a highly professional standard. In the last few years, CODA has performed acclaimed versions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Graduate, Abigail’s Party, Fame the Musical, West Side Story and Side by Side by Sondheim, alongside concerts and Old Time Music Hall. Most recently, CODA produced hugely popular productions of The Railway Children and The Wind in the Willows at the Charles Cryer Theatre in Carshalton, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Croydon’s Wandle Park last summer.

Witness for the Prosecution runs from Thursday 23 April to Sunday 26 April at the Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, with evening performances on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:45pm and matinees on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April at 2:30pm.

Tickets cost £14 for adults and £12 for all concessions, and may be booked at, or by calling 07858 879 019.

Release ends.

Release sender: Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association.



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