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To celebrate the 2000th performance of Witness for the Prosecution, the production has launched an exciting new writing competition for Secondary school students.

The perfect opportunity for budding young authors, the chosen entrant will win tickets for their school class to see Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall at a performance of their choice (subject to availability).

All entrants need to do in order to enter the competition is write a short thriller of up to 2,000 words inspired by Witness for the Prosecution, and submit their story by Friday 3 May 2024 at Midday.

The competition judges will include Agatha Christie’s great-grandson James Prichard, and bestselling author Kate Mosse.

We’re excited to read your original short stories – submissions are now open!

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Register your interest

Use the form on this page to register your school’s interest in the competition.

You will then receive an email with all the information so you can share it with colleagues. You’ll also receive a reminder closer to the time closing date.

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Competition info

What’s the prize for the competition?

The winning entrant will recieve a class trip to see Witness for the Prosecution.

For for details of the prize, please see the Competition T&Cs.

What do my students need to create to enter?

To enter the competition, your students will need to write an original short thriller story, up to 2,000 words.

Who is the competition open to?

The competition is open to all students in UK schools in Years 7, 8 or 9 (or equivalent).

How do I enter their stories?

You can enter your students work using Witness for the Prosecution’s competition form.

When is the competition closing?

All entries must be submited by Friday 3rd May 2024 at Midday.

When will the winners be announced?

Agatha Christie’s great-grandson James Prichard, and bestselling author Kate Mosse will judge all the entries and the winner will be announced on Friday 7th June 2024.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on Witness for the Prosecution’s Story Competition page.

You can also see all the competition T&Cs here.

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School trip info

Witness for the Prosecution offers a truly unique school trip – set inside the majestic surroundings of London County Hall, a unique courtroom setting!

The production has exclusive discounts for school groups with tickets from just £18.50 per student.

They also offer post-show Q&As and free teaching resources to help you support learning back in the classroom.

Register your interest

    Complete the form below to register your interest.

    Witness Story Competition