2019-2020 Season Auditions
Dial “M” for Murder
By Frederick Knott
Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for Frederick Knott’s classic stage thriller, Dial M For Murder, on August 26 and 27. NTC Artistic Director Tony Daniel will be directing the production.
In the play, Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband. He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is almost what happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland yard and a young man who is love with Margot discover the truth and attempt to trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.
Audition: will consist of cold readings from the script and some basic stage combat techniques.
Available roles are:
Margot Wendice – the charming, naïve, and wealthy wife of Tony. Margot has no idea that Tony knows of her past affair with Max, nor does she suspect that Tony is planning on murdering her.
Tony Wendice – Margot’s husband, a former professional tennis player who married Margot for her money. He is selfish and arrogant and has an elaborate scheme to murder Margot because of his jealousy.
Max Halliday – An American murder mystery writer who has had an affair with Margot during the time Tony was playing in tennis tournaments in America. He is still in love with Margot and comes to visit the couple in London.
Captain Lesgate – An old schoolmate of Tony’s and a convicted criminal. He is now being blackmailed by Tony into murdering Margot. He will do anything for money.
Inspector Hubbard – A British Inspector of Police. He is a bit eccentric, but thoughtful and thorough.
Thompson – A British police officer.
Auditions will be held on August 26 and 27, at 7 pm both nights in the Mainstage at Newnan Theatre Company.
Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothing for some of the stage combat requirements. There are no fees required to audition.
Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions.
All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at email@example.com.