AUDITIONS- Agatha Crusty and The Village Hall Murders

Theatre West Four will be holding auditions for its Autumn production of Agatha Crusty and The Village Hall Murders starting from Thursday 27 June 2019. This murder mystery with an ingenious plot is full of wit and very funny scenes.It has been enjoyed by cast, crew and audiences alike and recently celebrated its 100thproduction run.

Performance/Dress/Get-In Information

The performance dates are 29 October 2019 – 2 November 2019 (there will be 2 performances on the 2ndNovember), with the dress rehearsal on the 28 October and the get in/tech rehearsal on 27 October. The performances will be at The Questors Studio Theatre in Ealing.

Auditions information

Auditions will be held at The Friendship Club, Oxford Road North, Chiswick, London W4 4DNon 27 June 2019 and 4 July 2019 from 7.30pm – 9pm  and 11 July 2019 from 7.45pm-9.05pm. These will be by10 minute time slot.To book a time slot, please contact Ellie Hopkins by email ellie.hopkins@btinternet.com. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rehearsals are anticipated to start in September 2019. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the Friendship Club.

Synopsis:

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She’s also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it’s not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.

From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.

Characters:

Harry– the village hall caretaker, cynical, worldly-wise, down-to-earth (30s-60s)                                        Agatha – a crime novelist, unassuming, but very smart (30s-60s)                                                                          Alice –Agatha’s sister-in-law, pleasant, unpretentious (30s-60s)                                                              Olivia/Oliver– played by same actor or actress. They are twin sister and brother. Olivia is an upper-crust, landed gentry type with less land than she’d like. Oliver, except for the hair/headwear looks the same. He sports a rifle and dead animals (30s-60s)                                                                                                    Eleanor – chair of the hall committee, mother-superior type (30s-50s)                                                               Twigg – a Detective Inspector of extraordinary incompetence (30s-50s) 

Maisie– a cleaner, pleasant but not afraid to call a spade a spade (30s-50s)                                                   Toby –the vicar, generally genial and a little naïve, but can be forceful (30s-50s)                                            PC Lockett– the village bobby, cousin to Harry (30s-60s)                                                                                  Isabella –the pub landlady, mumsy type with definite pretensions (30s-60s)                                                Oliver –Olivia’s twin brother, who, except for the hair, looks the same (30s-60s)                                       Mandy –a model. 

For more information, or if you are interested but cannot make those audition dates, please contact Ellie by email onellie.hopkins@btinternet.comor on 07870 196959.

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