Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution
Sunday, May 19, from 6pm to 9pm
Monday, May 20, from 6pm to 9pm
To schedule contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(other appointment times may be available)
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high — will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you, of his innocence and escape the hangman's noose? This classic courtroom drama shows us why we all love Agatha Christie.
ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE and both professionals and amateurs are welcome however please note that TheatreWorks is a NON-EQUITY theatre and does not offer compensation.
In addition to the roles below there are a number of non-speaking roles roles or roles with very few words. Policeman, Detective, Warder, Court Usher, Judge's Clerk, etc. We encourage people with limited (or no) stage experience to apply for these roles. With any questions, please feel free to contact Frank at the above email.
Sir Wilfrid, 40-60, decisive, incisive, a hero to many (including himself). The very model of a 50s English barrister.
Leonard, 20-30, working class, charming, guileless, …but not as simple as he seems.
Romaine, 30-40, German (with the accent), tough, attractive, rather mysterious.
Mayhew, 30-50, basic solicitor, will be a contrast to Sir Wilfrid
Carter/Dr Wyatt, 30-50,
Justice Wainwright, 60plus, no fool, wry comic touch
Inspector Hearne, 35-65, unflappable, out to get his man
Greta/Clegg, 20-40, a flirt, Greta thinks Leonard is cute, Clegg is a little nerdy
Janet McKenzie, 50-70, Scottish (with the accent) housekeeper to the murder victim…on the stand struggling to be strong and a model of propriety
Myers, 45-65, counsel for the prosecution and Sir Wilfrid's nemesis. Something of a blowhard, goes down swinging
The Other Woman, 18-24, young, appealing, from the lower classes, a little tarty
Unless otherwise stipulated all roles above must use an English accent. Different accents for different parts; e.g. Sir Wilfrid's accent is very posh, Leonard's is working class.
Auditions will consists of readings from the script. Please download the sides here.