Wednesday 6th September 730pm in the bar
We’re please to announce a play read through / audition notice for our fourth show of the season Murder Margaret & Me .
The show is directed by Sue Borg and is on from 13th- 20th April and you’ll need to be available for rehearsal 6-8 weeks before show week.
Murder Margaret & Me by Philip Meeks
Knit one, bash two. Genteel ladies involved with violent murder makes a fine theme for comedy drama.
In the early sixties two national treasures were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But the Miss Marple movies were almost never made….
Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie didn’t want Margaret Rutherford to bring her fabled spinster to life. And Margaret Rutherford was mortified at the prospects of sullying her reputation with something as sordid as murder…
This is the story of the real reason why the acting legend and “the funniest woman alive” didn’t want to take on the role that made her celebrated across the world. Margaret and Agatha form an unlikely friendship filled with high tea, brandy snaps and gossip. Meanwhile Agatha turns detective herself and she’s on a mission. She’s determined to unearth Rutherford’s tragic and shocking secret.
3 females in the cast-all late 40’s, ideally late 50’s.
Features 2 larger than life, famous women.
- Agatha Christie – sharp, witty, and forthright.
- Margaret Rutherford – cheerful, full of energy, comic & eccentric, however there’s another side of her character that holds a dark secret.
( the actors playing these 2 characters do not need to be impersonators however some characteristics and mannerisms needed. )
- Spinster – acts as narrator. Appears in different guises. Fictional character ‘Miss Marple’. Bit of a busybody. Mischievous. Is knitting throughout.
*Standard English accent required.