Auditions – Deathtrap


By Ira Levin

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Production dates : September 11, 12, 13 & 14 2024

Audition Dates : June 10 and 12 at 19.45

open to the public; Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street. BN42 4TE

To audition, you do not have to be member of the Company.
And do let me know if you want to audition but really can’t make the dates. Email director


A washed-up playwright finds a chance to rise to the top once more, a shot he’d be willing to kill for. Sidney Bruhl hasn’t written a hit play for 18 years when he receives a script from a former student, Clifford Anderson, that’s a guaranteed success.

His wife, Myra, suggests the two men could collaborate; Sidney jokes that it’d be just as easy to murder the young man and steal the script for his own. When Clifford arrives later that evening, no one– not even the visiting psychic– could predict where the dark events of the night will go.

Who is innocent? Who only seems that way? Deathtrap is a sharply funny play full of twists and turns that keep an audience on the edge of their seats.

Is anyone really safe when a man sees a clean shot at success?


Playing ages are just a guide

Sidney Bruhl: Main role 40+ A once acclaimed author fallen victim to a recent creative drought. He’s usually the smartest and most charming one in the room and wants to make sure everyone else in the room knows it. Sidney is extremely ambitious and will do almost anything to get what he wants, no matter who might be in his way.

Myra Bruhl: Main role Act 1 only 30+ Sidney’s loving and supportive wife. She is a kind and calming presence during some of Sidney’s stormier moods. Her soft exterior will give way to a much firmer attitude when she needs to get Sidney off of some of his more unhealthy notions.

Clifford Anderson: Main role 20+ An attractive and talented young writer with a bright future ahead of him. He’s usually the smartest and most charming one in the room but is fine with biding his time to let people find that out. He is extremely clever and can easily slip-on fronts of innocence and naivete and belies some of his darker ambitions.

Helga ten Dorp: Supporting role 25+ (Has Dutch accent) Celebrity Psychic who loves every minute of her fame. She is free spirited, and not easily intimidated.

Porter Milgrim: Supporting role 30+ Sidney’s friend and attorney. Very sharp and observant of his surroundings. Isn’t sure he trusts Clifford.

Scriptavailable through Email contact with director

Audition Pieces :

Clifford Anderson : pages – 12-17; 52-53; and 64-67 : here as pdf

Helga ten Dorp : pages – pdf link – 37-39 and 85-88 : here as pdf

Myra Bruhl : pages – pdf link – 2-9 and 12-17 : here as pdf

Porter Milgrim : pages – pdf link – 54-58 and 85-88 : here as pdf

Sidney Bruhl : pages – pdf link – 2-9; 12-17; and 64-67 : here as pdf