We are pleased to announce that auditions are open for our next production in October. Jeff Book will be the Director and we are currently considering two plays:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie or
Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton.
No preparation is required. Candidates will be provided short excerpts from the scripts to perform during the audition. No roles have been pre-cast.
18 May, 19 May – 19:00-21:00
21 May – 10.00-13.00
2 June – 19:00-21:00
4 June 10:00-13:00
To register, send an email to: [email protected]
Production dates will be 7-9 & 14-16 October 2022
Rehearsals generally take place 2-3 times per week based on cast availabilities and will begin in June, but will accommodate summer vacation periods in July, August and early September.
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie. Directed by Jeff Book
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead-poisoned. One down and nine to go!
Characters – playing ages all above 25
Anthony James Marston (Tony Marston), an amoral and irresponsible young man
Thomas Rogers, the butler and Ethel Rogers’ domineering husband
Fred Narracott, the Boatman delivering guests and supplies
Ethel Rogers, the cook/housekeeper and Thomas Rogers’ wife
General Mackenzie, a retired World War I war hero
Emily Caroline Brent, an elderly, pious spinster
Edward George Armstrong, a Harley Street doctor
William Henry Blore, a former police inspector, now a private investigator
Philip Lombard, a soldier of fortune
Vera Elizabeth Claythorne, a young woman on leave from her position as a sports mistress at a girls’ school
Lawrence John Wargrave (Mr Justice Wargrave), a retired criminal judge
by Patrick Hamilton. Directed by Jeff Book
Mysterious things have been happening in the Manningham household: items go missing, their dog is injured, and Mrs. Manningham hears footsteps coming from the locked, uninhabited top floor. She fears that she is going mad–that is certainly what Mr. Manningham believes. But when Detective Rough arrives one night to visit Mrs. Manningham while she is alone, questions arise and secrets are revealed about her husband. Suddenly, insanity is no longer the biggest threat she faces as she discovers she has married a dangerous man.
Characters – (ages listed are only suggestions)
Mr. Manningham – a handsome, well-dressed man in his 40’s. Jack’s complete authority over and manipulation of his wife drives her down the road to insanity.
Mrs. Manningham – younger than her husband, Bella is in her mid-thirties. They have been married five years and in that time, she has denigrated into a pallid, frightened, and exhausted woman.
Inspector Rough – A friendly and impelling middle-aged man, Inspector Rough comes to the aid of Mrs. Manningham by revealing secrets and mysteries of years past
Elizabeth – In her early fifties, Elizabeth is a kind and dutiful servant in the Manningham home.
Nancy – Attractive, impudent, and conniving, Nancy is a serving girl of eighteen in the Manningham home.