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Auditions for A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

Auditions will be held at WCT on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20 from 2-5pm.  Roles for 7 women and 5 men from 20’s – 60’s. Readings from the script. Production runs October 18-29.  Directed by Dana Miotto. This will be done with British accents. Hope to see everyone there.

A strange notice appears in the morning paper of a perfectly ordinary small English village, Chipping Cleghorn: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, the only intimation.” This apparently comes as a great surprise to Letitia Blacklock, the owner of Little Paddocks, as she has no idea what the notice means. Miss Blacklock decides to take it in her stride and prepares herself to have guests that evening. Naturally, the villagers are intrigued by this notice, and several come to enjoy the “murder”. As the clock strikes 6:30, the lights go out and a door swings open, revealing a man with a blinding torch. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

“IF YOU love an Agatha Christie murder mystery, this stage adaptation of A Murder Is Announced, her fourth Miss Marple novel, will be just your cup of tea – or cup of poison.” MELBORNE SUN.