Autumn Production – ‘Murder in Play’ by Simon Brett

Our Autumn production will be the comedy/murder mystery ‘Murder in Play‘ by Simon Brett. This will be directed by Sylvia Seaman and requires a cast of 3 men and 5 ladies.

We will have another reading of this fun play on Friday 21st June at 7.30pm at Tesco community room with auditions to follow soon.

Boris Smolensky – Writer and Director of the play. Speaks with a Russian accent. Married to ReneĆ© but seeing Ginnette on the side
ReneĆ© Savage – Boris’ wife and lead actress who always gets the plum roles and puts up with her philandering husband.
Tim Fermor – Youngish actor who previously was with Ginette until Boris stole her away and is still in love with her.
Ginnette Vincent – Young and naive actress
Christa d’Amato – A former soap opera actress who has been on a downward slide since her soap was cancelled but still clings to her glory days on TV
Sophie Lawton – Intelligent but dowdy actress
Harrison Bracewell – Veteran actor who has a drink problem and trouble remembering his lines. Always boring people with his ‘name-dropping’ anecdotes.
Pat Smith – The stage manager / handy-woman who is always busy with a hundred and one jobs for the company (a hundred and two when she gets roped in to act !)

Reading of ‘Murder in Play’ by Simon Brett

After a reading of this play on Friday 31st May and ‘Party to Murder’ on Monday 3rd June it was decided to have a further reading of ‘Murder in Play’ on Friday 7th June as some missed the first reading and it has proved to be the more popular. The reading will be at The Tesco Community room at Tesco Extra in Trowbridge.

Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor” is looking decidedly shaky. The cast are more interested in their egos than the play and life imitates art when Boris’s wife, Renee, is murdered on stage. Simon Brett’s hilarious text ruthlessly satirises the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.

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