Auditions

AndThenThereWereNone_FINALAnnouncing auditions for our summer production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (also known as Ten Little Indians).

Mon., May 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Callbacks by invitation:
   Tues., May 12, 6:30 p.m.

Auditions and rehearsals:
Carlton Oaks School
9353 Wethersfield Road
Santee 92071

Performances:
  Off Broadway Live
9490 Cuyamaca Street
Santee, CA 92071

This is a mentorship production that will have a youth cast and an adult cast. The two casts will be working together through the rehearsal process and will have four performances each. We are looking for actors 10 years old to adult.

Auditions are by appointment only: auditions@pickwickplayers.net

Participation in our productions is always free!  When e-mailing, give the following:

  •   Name
  •   Age or age range
  •   Preferred audition time
  • Phone number
  • E-mail addresses
  • Roles in which you are interested

Auditions will be cold readings from the script, so preparation by researching the show and characters will be very helpful.  We would love to hear your best British accent, but it is not required. If possible, please bring a resume and headshot/recent photo.

Rehearsals will take place at Carlton Oaks School in Santee beginning June 22, Mondays through Wednesdays 6:30-9:00 p.m. for the first month, and then adding in Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings for the second month. Performances will take place at Off Broadway Live, August 21-30.  And Then There Were None will be directed by Frank Remiatte and produced by Cameron Williams.

Based on Agatha Christie’s mystery tale And Then There Were None, ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. While they are waiting for the mysterious   host to appear, a recording levels serious accusations at each of the guests.   Soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer!

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

Freda Narracott (female) – A milk girl who delivers shipments of supplies/groceries to the guests on Soldier Island. She appears onstage at the beginning of the play and is mentioned throughout as the other characters wait for her to arrive with more supplies and a boat. She is the only character who does not attend the party at Mr. and Mrs. Owen’s house.

Anthony Marston (male) – A vain, selfish, 23-year-old man, born into wealth, with little thought to the troubles of others. He is accused of running over two children as they ran into the street. He openly admits this crime, yet feels no guilt about it. It was just “beastly bad luck” for him.

Mrs. Ethel Rogers (female) – A middle-aged woman who is employed by Mr. and Mrs. Owen to serve the guests on the island. She and her husband are accused of murdering their previous employer, Jennifer Brady, for their own financial gain.

General MacKenzie (male) – A retired World War I veteran who, though still proud, is losing his grip on reality. He is an upright, soldierly man with a tired face, as he has experienced much. He appears aloof and detached to the other guests. He is accused of deliberately sending his late wife’s lover, Arthur Richmond, on a suicide mission in war.

Mr. Thomas Rogers (male) – A competent middle-aged manservant married to Mrs. Rogers. He is quick and deft, and sometimes appears shady to the other characters. Upon learning there is a killer on the island, he acts cowardly and also suspicious. He is accused of the same crime as his wife.

Emily Caroline Brent (female) A pretentious, religious old spinster who despises the younger generation and is not afraid to express her disgust. She constantly berates Vera’s “revealing” clothing and modern mannerisms. She is accused of dismissing her young governess, Beatrice Taylor, for getting pregnant on the job. The maid later committed suicide, killing herself and the unborn child.

Sir Lawrence John Wargrave (male) – A renowned Justice of the Peace who has mercilessly accused and condemned numerous people to death. His only concern in life is to ensure that justice is fulfilled – no matter what. He is a domineering figure, and though he is reserved, he demands the respect of any room he enters. The other guests consider him their leader in trying to uncover the killer, and Wargrave is shrewd enough to take advantage of their trust. He is accused of sending an innocent man (Edward Seton) to death row by single-handedly changing the mind of every member of the jury.

Dr. Edward George Armstrong (male or possibly female) – A good-looking, but tired physician of around 44. He is a former alcoholic who has great respect for Wargrave. He has come to the island for a break from his stressful life as a doctor. He is accused of accidentally killing a patient, Louisa Marie Clees, on the operating table because he was drunk at the time; his hands were shaking.

William Henry Blore (male) – A middle-aged, thickset detective who believes he has been invited to the island to observe the other guests. His alias is a man from South Africa named Davis; however his cover is blown by Lombard who knows South Africa well and sees through his feeble lies. Blore is loud and exuberant, and very quick to accuse the other guests. He is accused of planting false evidence in order to make an arrest; the man in question later died in prison.

Philip Lombard (male) – An attractive, 34-year-old man who immediately takes a romantic interest in Vera. He has a relaxed air of adventure about him, and remains laid back throughout the majority of his stay on the island. He constantly cracks jokes, trying to lighten the black and serious mood. However, Lombard does possess an ingrained sense of goodness and morality that he reveals later on. He is accused of deliberately leaving 21 natives to die in Africa while he escaped to safety. However, he was actually “for once, playing the hero,” trying to save his men; he lies initially to the other guests simply, “to see the looks on their faces.”

Vera Elizabeth Claythorne (female) – A good-looking woman of 25 who is hired by Mr. and Mrs. Owen as their secretary. She is sweet and yet understated, and very much a romantic. She is the most naïve character, and takes things very literally. While Lombard “flirts outrageously,” she is more reserved, though clearly fancies him just as much. She is accused of negligence when the child she is paid to watch swims out too far and drowns. However, his death was not truly her fault, but rather that of the child’s uncle, whom she was in love with at the time.