Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Brian Cranford and Sandy Ingratta

Auditions: Sunday May 28, 2023, 2pm – 5pm and Monday May 29, 2023, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Callbacks if needed: Tuesday May 30, 2023, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where – St. Paul’s United Church, 123 Main Street E, Milton, L9T 1N4, downstairs
Monologue not required, cold read from the script. There is no need to book an audition time as the
directors 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
Please show up at the beginning of auditions Sunday OR Monday and be prepared to stay till
the end.

Hercule Poirot – (Belgian accent, 40-50s) To be portrayed as the well known character with his iconic
mustache, serious, deductive, driven and meticulous. Aware of his ability and slightly pompous.
Monsieur Bouc – (Belgian accent, 30-50s) Director of Wagon-Lit, the train company that owns the
Orient Express, a good humoured man, generous and welcoming.
Mary Debenham – (English accent, 20-30s) She is a Governess, professional yet anxious with a sadness
about her.
Hector MacQueen – (American accent, 30-40s) Secretary to Mr. Ratchett, punctual, nervous and
Michel the Conductor – (French accent, 40-50s) Professional, polite, and quiet with good humour.
Princess Dragomiroff – (Russian accent, 50-70s) Exiled Russian Princess, regal, commanding,
intimidating with a no nonsense demeanor.
Greta Ohlsson – (Swedish accent, 20-40s) Nanny and missionary, plain, timid, oddly reactionary and
religiously devout.
Countess Andrenyi – (Hungarian accent, 20-30s) She is a trained doctor, elegant, intelligent, warm and
kind with a quiet strength.
Helen Hubbard – (American, 40-60s) Wealthy American, eccentric, flamboyant, outspoken, jovial and
Colonel Arbuthnot – (Scottish accent, mid 20-40s) Serious, very matter of fact and protective.
Samuel Ratchett – (American, 40-60s) American businessman and ex-gangster, demanding, brisk,
unforgiving and domineering.
Head Waiter (may double with Michel the Conductor) – French or Turkish accent, snooty and smooth
talker. Minor role willing to help backstage and in ensemble crowd scenes.

Show Synopsis:
Ken Ludwig’s thrilling adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s greatest novels. This classic boasts all the
glamour, intrigue and suspense expected with a dose of humour. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops
the Orient Express in its tracks. By morning, an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed
eight times and with his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the
eclectic collection of passengers must rely on the world famous detective Hercule Poirot to identify the
murderer before they decide to strike again.

Rehearsals: Tuesday 7:30pm – 10:30pm; Thursday 7:30pm – 10:30pm; Sunday 6:00pm – 9:00pm, at St. Paul’s
United Church, 123 Main St. East, Milton.

Show dates: November 3,4,5,9,10,11 2023 with Matinees November 5 & 11 at The First Ontario Arts Centre
ALL show dates and production week rehearsals are mandatory
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