OPEN AUDITIONS For “A TOMB WITH A VIEW”
A Comedy-Thriller by Norman Robbins
Director: Margaret Bond
Sunday, 3rd September 2017 from 11.00am at The Blackmore Theatre
Production Dates: Monday 26 Feb – Saturday 3 March 2018 (including a matinee performance on the Saturday)
A Tomb With A View is set in a sinister, old library presided over by a portrait of a grim faced, mad-eyed old man. There, a dusty, lawyer reads a will (involving a vast fortune) to an equally sinister family …… one has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga of Julius Caesar, and a third is a gentle old lady who plants more than seeds in her flower beds.
By the Third Act, there are more corpses than live members left in the cast.
And what about the sympathetic nurse and the author of romantic novels?
All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.
This is the first of the Tomb trilogy.
The Characters in this play are:
Hamilton Penworthy – Family Solicitor – male aged 70 years
Lucien Tomb – arrogant and overweight – male aged 50 years
Dora Tomb – eccentric and emaciated – female aged 49 years
Emily Tomb – masculine and overweight – female aged 46 years
Marcus Tomb – imagines he is Caesar –male aged 43 years
Anne Franklin – pretty nurse to Marcus – female aged between 25-30 years
Agatha Hammond – family housekeeper – female aged 65 years
Freda Mountjoy –smart and slim – female aged between 40-50 years
Peregrine Potter –nervous – male aged 35 years
Monica Tomb – extremely attractive – female aged 35 years
If you are unable to make these additional auditions and would like to be considered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org leaving your name and contact details. This information will then be passed to Margaret Bond who will call you direct.
Rehearsal details are to follow.
“This is a well written and well constructed play with more twists and turns than a corkscrew and you will never work out who the murderer is, so you ahve to wait to the end of the play to find out” Seaford and Newhaven News May 2013.
“Laughter with a chilly spine” -Sussex Express 25.5.79.