Auditions

Season 2021 – 2022


Clue: On Stage – October 6, 7, 8 & 9 +matinee 2021

by Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by Michael Holland


links : Audition dates | Cast plus audition packs | Rehearsals


Directed by : Julian Batstone

Assistant Directed : Susanne Crosby

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit?
Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.


To book an audition slot – June 8 or 10, or for any further information, please contact either:

Email director Julian Batstone :

Or

Email assistant director Suse Crosby :


Audition dates


Tuesday June 8 : – slots* to be allocated.

Southwick Community Centre, BN42 4TE
&
Thursday June 10 : – slots* to be allocated.

Southwick Community Centre, BN42 4TE

*Please note that auditions will be compliant with current covid guidelines and as such slots will be allocated on the above dates with no more than 6 people in the audition room at any time, plus social distancing guidelines will be followed. Auditions therefore need to be booked in advance: please do not just turn up, but turn up at your allocated time. Thank you for understanding.

Furthermore : To audition, you do not have to be member of the Company.

And do let us know if you want to audition but really can’t make the dates.


Rehearsals


Rehearsals start at the end of June, a full rehearsal schedule will be given to cast members which will include a summer break, agreed between the cast. As this is an ensemble piece, every cast member will be required at every rehearsal.


Cast


Actors – please note:

Clue is a highly stylized ensemble piece. It is to be played with honesty and truth. The “life or death” stakes of the situation are more important than comic bits.

The pacing of Clue is intended to be very swift. This script maps out suggested physicality in some cases, but casts are encouraged to embrace the style and find their own moments of comedic physicality, while maintaining a truthful intention throughout.

Please note: UNO WHO should be pronounced “You Know Who.”

It is worth noting for context that this play takes place at the height of McCarthyism and the Red Scare: 1954, just outside Washington DC.

Every character except Yvette needs to be able to do a general American accent. Yvette has an outrageous French accent. For the majority of the piece, Wadworth has a slightly heightened RP accent.

This is fast paced dialogue interspersed with physical comedy, we are looking for versatile actors who are comfortable with both!

Characters

WADSWORTH: a traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play : Audition pack link

YVETTE: a loyal and sexy French maid : Audition pack link

MISS SCARLET: a dry, sardonic D.C. madam, more interested in secrets than sex : Audition pack link

MRS. PEACOCK: the wealthy wife of a senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria : Audition pack link

MRS. WHITE: a pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands : Audition pack link

COLONEL MUSTARD: a puffy, pompous, dense, blowhard of a military man : Audition pack link

PROFESSOR PLUM: an arrogant academic, easily impressed by himself : Audition pack link

MR. GREEN: a timid yet officious rule follower. He’s awfully anxious : Audition pack link

ENSEMBLE WOMAN:
THE COOK, a gruff woman with a threatening presence. (Alive and Dead.)
SINGING TELEGRAM GIRL, a tap dancer with a heart of gold. (Alive and Dead.)
BACKUP COP, backup for the Chief in the very final Cop entrance : Audition pack link

ENSEMBLE MAN 1:
MR. BODDY, a slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque type fella. (Alive and Dead.)
THE MOTORIST, a professional driver. (Alive and Dead.)
CHIEF OF POLICE, a cop who helps to save the day : Audition pack link

ENSEMBLE MAN 2:
THE UNEXPECTED COP, a regular Joe. (Alive and Dead.)
BACKUP COP, backup for the Chief : Audition pack link