Auditions

Audition 1 September at 1.30pm

TOWARDS ZERO BY AGATHA CHRISTIE & GERALD VERNER

Director:                     Kurt A Lerps

Assistant to the Director         Lee Bowers  

Season:                 Nov 10th through 1st December 2018 (9 performances in total)

When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the Cornwall cliff top home of Lady Tresillian, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It’s all part of a carefully laid plan – for murder… When the elderly widow is murdered Neville Strange, her nephew finds himself caught between his ex-wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. A nail-biting thriller – the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. A carefully investigation unpeeled before our eyes in Christie’s final Superintendent Battle book brings the story to a pointed ending.

Cast required:

Camilla, Lady Tressilian: host of her seaside home near Saltcreek, widow in her early seventies.

Mary Aldin: Lady Tressilian’s companion, in her mid-thirties.

Nevile Strange: a handsome athlete and tennis player, 33 years old, former ward of Lady Tressilian’s late husband.

Kay Strange: his beautiful and emotional second wife, 23 years old.

Audrey Strange: Strange’s first wife, age 32. She was orphaned young, raised with her cousins and aunt, the Roydes.

Ted Latimer: a friend of Kay since she was 15 years old.

Thomas Royde: Audrey’s cousin, on vacation from his work in Malay states, man of few words.

Mr Treves: solicitor, an old friend of Lady Tressilian, about 80 years old.

Inspector James Leach: Battle’s nephew, assigned to the Saltcreek area.

Superintendent Battle:  Vacationing with his nephew, he is assigned to the case with him; husband and father of five children, youngest of whom gives him an insight useful to solving this case.

A meet and greet orientation will take place on Saturday 8th September 2018 at the director’s home in Hendra.  Rehearsals would start Sunday 23rd September continue every Mon/Tues/Sun with some exceptions.

Monday/Tuesday          7:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday                                11:00am-1:00pm/2:00pm-5:00pm

The audition will be held at the Chelmer Community Centre, Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer.

For Information concerning auditions and the production, please contact the Director, Kurt A Lerps on (07) 3268 6431 (answer machine) or email at kurtalerps@tpg.com.au .