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General Audition Requirements
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- Completed Audition Form
- Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web
Directed by Dan Ashlock, Jr.
– SHOW DATES: June 25 – July 11, 2021
CLARISSA HAILSHAM-BROWN (F, 25-45)
The second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, charming and inventive, her imagination tends to work overtime, with some unexpected consequences.
SIR ROWLAND DELAHAYE (M, 50-60)
A distinguished gentleman with very definite charm. Clarissa’s guardian, friend, and adviser, he likes to think that he can guide her, but would never admit that she has him wrapped around her little finger.
HUGO BIRCH (M, 50-60)
The local Justice of the Peace. A rather irascible type who shouldn’t be involved in business like a murder.
JEREMY WARRENDER (M, 25-30)
An elegant young man and guest at the Hailsham-Brown’s house, the private secretary for a man much wealthier than he.
PIPPA HAILSHAM-BROWN (F to play 11 or 12)
Clarissa’s young stepdaughter. She exhibits the strong emotional swings of a pre-teen, made worse by a previous family problems,
MILDRED PEAKE (F, 30-50s)
A big hearty country woman who lives in a cottage on the estate and acts as gardener.
ELGIN (M, 40-60s)
The butler. Nothing escapes his attention.
OLIVER COSTELLO (M 40s)
He is suspected of shady dealings. None of the other characters like him and neither should the audience – even though he is killed in the first act, his body gets to hang around in the second act. (Women will also be consider for this role.)
HENRY HAILSHAM-BROWN (M, 35-50)
Clarissa’s husband. A good-looking man with a rather expressionless face who works in the foreign office, a strong, solid type.
INSPECTOR LORD (M, 40-50s)
The wheels are always turning in his brain. Although he doesn’t let on, he doesn’t miss a thing. (Women will also be consider for this role.)
CONSTABLE JONES (M 20-40s)
He and the Inspector have been working together long enough that they understand each other well. (Women will also be considered for this role.)