Basic Element - Someone Out There. Feat Taz [Official Video]
The Agatha Christie favourite Witness for the Prosecution appears to be a jury-pleaser. Opening in 2017, it's currently booking at London's historic County Hall until September 2020 - surpassing the play's original West End run - and celebrates its 1,000th performance on Saturday.We talk to cast members Taz Skylar and Alexandra Guelff about performing the show in such a unique venue and why Christie's work is still so popular.To start with, I presume you are innocent and haven't been involved in an elaborate murder mystery yourself?Taz: Funny you say that ... [laughs]Alex: Please state for the record that I haven't been to court for murder... but I have been as a witness. Even when you're a witness, you feel a bit guilty - there is just something so imposing with authority in an institutional set-up.Why do you think Agatha Christie is still so popular?Taz: I think Christie's work, in general, is timeless. She is to murder mystery what Shakespeare is to verse and sonnet. No matter how much someone tries to redo the murder mystery genre, there is always an element of Christie in there. Her stories are the purist version of murder mystery - the structures she put in place to tell those stories are so brilliant and dexterous that you can't redo them without her essence in them.
Basic Element - Someone Out There. feat Taz [Official Video]
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