Auditions for Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest

Auditions for Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest, directed by Joan Scafe, will be held at the Old Mill Theatre from 2pm, Saturday, January 6. The season will run from February 23 to March 10. For ALL enquiries, email Joan at jscafe@tpg.com.au.

Lost in fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house… only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, police clues point to a man who died two years previously but, as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives – where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

Characters required (ages are not set in concrete as long as relationships are not compromised):

Richard Warwick                45-50, non-speaking role

Michael Starkwedder         35-45, active, tough-looking

Jan Warwick                       25-30, pale, has learning difficulties, Richard’s brother

Henry Angell                       45, correct but shifty eyes, valet/carer to Richard

Sergeant Cadwalleder        30, poetic, musical voice, not totally observant

Inspector Thomas               45, poker-faced, dryly sarcastic

Julian Farrar                        35, worried, military bearing, good-looking

Laura Warwick                    early 30s, wife of Richard, good-looking

Miss Bennett                       50, efficient, housekeeper/secretary, nosy

Mrs Warwick                       70, Richard’s mother, forthright

 

It would be beneficial if the policemen could do Welsh accents.

No prepared pieces required, there will be extracts for each character which can be read through before auditioning.

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