Sidekick Players is closing their 26th Season with Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.
Director Carroll Lefebvre is auditioning for The Mousetrap on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172 56th Street. All auditions will be a cold read from the script and there are no appointments.
This is a first come, first served basis. This is a volunteer organization and there are no remunerations paid.
The characters being cast include:
Proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and wife of Giles. (Young adult)
Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife. (Young adult)
The first guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. He admits he is running away from something but refuses to say what. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents.
A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes.
Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf. (Older male)
A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood.
A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and artificially aged with make-up.
Detective Sergeant Trotter
The detective role during the play. He arrives in a snowstorm and questions the proprietors and guests.
English accents are required. Please send your resume and picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Mousetrap opened in London's West End in 1952 and ran continuously until March 16, 2020, when the stage performances had to be temporarily discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic. It then re-opened on May 17, 2021. The longest-running West End show, it has by far the longest run of any play in the world, with its 28,915th performance having taken place as of November 2022.
A timeless tale of “whodunnit,” Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap strands seven strangers at Monkswell Manor during a blizzard, but a police sergeant unexpectedly arrives, worried that a murderer-at-large is among the guests of the manor.
Before he can investigate, one of the guests is killed, starting an investigation into the lives and histories of everyone there.
One of them is the killer, and another one of them may be next.
Will the police be able to solve the case before another “mouse” falls?
The world’s longest continuously running play for more than 60 years, The Mousetrap continues to delight and intrigue mystery lovers of all ages.