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  • THE MILTON PLAYERS THEATRE GROUP AUDITION NOTICE – A Murder Is Announced

    THE MILTON PLAYERS THEATRE GROUP AUDITION NOTICE – A Murder Is Announced

    By Agatha Christie, Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon

    Directed by: Lesley Quinn

    Auditions: Sunday June 23, 2024, 2pm-5pm and Monday June 24, 2024, 7:30pm–10pm
    Callbacks if needed Wednesday June 26, 2024, 7:30pm-10pm
    Where: Milton Historical Society Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James Street, Milton, L9T 2P4


    Monologue not required, cold read from the script. There is no need to book an audition time as the director
    will be pairing actors in various roles to play off of each other (group readings). Select preview readings available upon request, please send an email to Info@miltonplayers.com. Please show up at the beginning of auditions Sunday OR Monday.

    Please be prepared to stay the entire time (if you need to leave early let us know upon arrival. If you need to
    arrive late let us know via email ahead of time). Ages of the characters will be determined based on availability of actors
    Show Synopsis: An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in
    Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected
    and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second
    death and a determined inspector grimly following the case’s twists and turns. Fortunately, Miss Marple is on
    hand to provide the solution – at some risk to herself – in a dramatic final confrontation


    Rehearsals: Tuesday 7:30pm – 10:30pm; Thursday 7:30pm – 10:30pm; Sunday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Show dates: November 1,2,3,7,8,9, 2024 at The First Ontario Arts Centre Milton
    ALL show dates, production week and mid run pick up rehearsal are mandatory

    This is a volunteer, non-paid non-union production

    For more information please email us at info[@]miltonplayers.com

    Milton Players Theatre Group (MPTG) is an Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporation Charity. Participation in any
    MPTG event or activity is your agreement to abide by the Corporations’ Constitution and By-Laws, Policies and
    Code of Conduct, available on the website at miltonplayers.com or by request.

    Characters:
    JULIA SIMMONS – 20-30, stylish. Sister to Patrick and cousin to Miss Blacklock, whom she is living with. Works
    at the hospital pharmacy. Somewhat aloof. English accent.
    LETITIA BLACKLOCK – 50-70, owner of Little Paddocks. Intelligent and a little reserved. Has opened her home
    to Dora Bunner, as well as her cousins, Patrick and Julia. Also keeps Phillipa as a boarder. Upper class English
    accent.
    DORA BUNNER – 50-70, childhood friend of Miss Blacklock, now lives with her. Her memory is failing with age,
    and she often confuses things. English accent.
    PATRICK SIMMONS – 20-30, outgoing and a joker. Brother to Julia and cousin to Miss Blacklock, whom he is
    living with while going to college. English accent.
    MITZI – 20-30, Eastern European. Refugee, works as a maid for Miss Blacklock. Excitable, temperamental, and
    rather paranoid. Eastern European accent (Hungarian if possible).
    MISS MARPLE – 50-70, kind and grandmotherly. Has a knack for unravelling problems. Shrewd and inquisitive.
    Upper class English accent.
    PHILLIPA HAYMES – 20-30, elegant. A war widow with a young son. Works as a gardener/horticulturalist at a
    nearby estate, and boards with Miss Blacklock. English accent.
    MRS SWETTENHAM – 50-60, nosy. Widow of a diplomat. New to the village. Mother of Edmund. English
    accent.
    EDMUND SWETTENHAM – 20-30, serious. Aspiring writer. Friendly with Phillipa. Very British. English accent.
    RUDI SCHERZ –20-30, Swiss national. Works at a nearby spa hotel. Swiss-German accent.
    INSPECTOR CRADDOCK – 40-60, detective. Serious, hard-working. Not quick to jump to conclusions. English
    accent.
    SERGEANT MELLORS – 25-45, police officer. Assists Inspector Craddock. Doesn’t think much of ‘intellectuals’.
    English accent.


  • Audition postings

    Auditions are posted here on a regular basis, usually 3-4 months prior to show going up. Make sure to come back often to see what’s going on.