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Dial M for Murder

Auditions for the Milton Players' Spring production Dial M for Murder,
directed by Erin Stulb, will take place
February 7 and 8 at 7 PM
at the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, 3 Randolph St. in  Canton (directions)
Callbacks, if needed, will be on February 9

Auditions will consist of readings from the script
Auditioners are encouraged, but not required, to attend both nights.


About the Play

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband: He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her.

 

This British murder-mystery was written by Frederick Knott and enjoyed a successful run on Broadway before being staged in countless regional and community theatres across the country. It was released on film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock with leading lady Grace Kelley, in 1954 and is considered to be one of the best early 3D films.

 

 "…original and remarkably good theatre—quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath." —NY Times.

"It's a holiday for the whodunit fans, and, as such, it couldn't be more welcome." —NY Herald-Tribune.

About the Characters

Margot Wendice: (25-30) An elegant, guileless, and fun-loving young socialite. Margot’s charmed life turns into a nightmare when she kills her attacker in self-defense and ends up charged with his murder.  Formal British accent a must.

Tony Wendice: (30-35) Margot’s handsome and sophisticated but spoiled, former tennis champion husband. Tony enjoyed the high-society lifestyle his wife’s money provided until his arrogance and neglect pushed her into the arms of an American writer.  British accent a must.

Max Halliday: (30-35) An American murder mystery writer; he is straight-forward, smart, successful and still in love with Margot even a year after she returns to her husband.

Captain Lesgate: (30-35) An old schoolmate of Tony, Lesgate is a bit smarmy and is a consummate con man willing to do murder for hire.  British Accent.

Inspector Hubbard: (50) A British Inspector of Police, Hubbard is quirky and homespun but thoughtful and thorough. British Accent.

Thompson: (20-50) A police officer. British Accent. 

Questions? Email us and we'll be happy to get back to you!

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