Murder on Cue – a ’whodunit’ by Robin Jennifer Miller – has some lovely characters.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday 23 October at 8pm in the Green Room at New Ash Green Pavilion, Punch Croft, New Ash Green DA3 8HS. There will be no play reading but scripts can be borrowed from Lindsey, the director.
If you would like to be considered for a part but can’t make the audition, please let Lindsey know a.s.a.p.
To contact Lindsey, please use our Enquiry Form.
Show dates: 27 to 30 March 2019.
Rehearsals start at the beginning of January – dates to be agreed with the cast. Venue – New Ash Green Pavilion.
You do not need to be a member of Hartley Players to audition but, if you are successful, you will need to become a member (£15 p.a.)
The play is set in a retirement home for actors, where gossip and old rivalries sustain the residents. Sounds a bit like Quartet with actors instead of singers? There the similarity ends!
A fall of snow means the home is cut off from the outside world so no one can leave – including Gareth, the solicitor who arrived that afternoon to re-do the will of his Aunt Sybil. There has been a spate of anonymous poison pen letters. In an attempt to get to the bottom of the letters, the residents read out the ones they have each received. This results in secrets being revealed, some more reluctantly than others. As accusations fly, first one person and then another is found dead. Detective work finally reveals the truth and the killer is unmasked.
Sue – manager of the retirement home, sensible, any reasonable age
Judy – Sue’s assistant, good-natured, probably a bit younger than Sue
Gareth – a solicitor, nephew to Sybil, smooth, sly, similar age to Sue and Judy
The residents (55 and over):
Molly – intelligent, calm, resourceful
Sybil – rude, haughty, waspish
Desiree – flighty, ditzy
Olivia – steely, grand
Charles – decent, upright
Larry – camp