By Jeffery Archer
Director Bernard Teuben
commence: Tuesday 9th August at 8.00pm
Please arrive at the Pavilion Theatre foyer 30 minutes prior.
Performance Run: Friday November 18 to Saturday December 10
About the show
Was it a heart attack or a crime of passion? Is the accused a victim or a scheming murderer?
Dr Patrick Sherwood has been accused of poisoning his wife with a drug acquired by his supposed mistress. You will need to pay very close attention to the details presented: the alibi’s; the stories; the theories; as you, the audience, will decide the doctor’s fate. Your verdict will determine the final moments in this tense courtroom drama. Come and join the jury in this Old Bailey courtroom, hear the evidence and choose the ending. Guilty or innocent?
From the pen of infamous crime writer Jeffrey Archer, who played the role of Dr Patrick Sherwood in the London premiere, comes a courtroom thriller with a difference. There is no one set ending, rather there is two – and the audience plays the jury and sets the stage for the final reveal: was it murder?
CHARACTERS: (ages a rough guide only)
Jury Bailiff 25-40 – Keeps everything ticking along and is a constant throughout the play
Anthony Kersley QC – Prosecutor for the Crown
Alison Ashton – Assistant to the prosecution.
Sir James Barrington – Defense Attorney for Patrick Sherwood.
Andrew Jarvis – Assistant to the Defense
Court Usher – Along with the Bailiff keeps everyone in order
Mr Justice Cartwright – The Judge
Dr Patrick Sherwood – The Accused
Guard – no Age or gender
Detective Chief Inspector Payne – 35-50
Albert Webster – 45-50 The Porter, at Arcadia Mansions – A Witness
Masood Hussein – 35-50 the Chemist and A Witness (Indian decent)
Professor Alistair Forsyth – 50-60 the Expert Witness
Jennifer Mitchell – 30’s A Nurse and Witness
Foreman of the Jury
This is a big cast show, so please don’t uncast yourself, please come along to the audition or contact the director..
The audition will be readings from the script. No monologues to prepare.
For more information or copies of the script contact the director.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0419 265 385
Note: Castle Hill Players hold 6 auditions each year on a Tuesday night at the theatre. They are advertised two weeks prior on this website.