The Accused

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?

You decide!
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

Second Guard.


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.


Bernard Teuben

Email:    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.