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AUDITION NOTICE: Murder by the Book

METRO THEATRE  is holding auditions for

Directed by: Stephen Torrence

AUDITIONS will be held at the theatre

on Sunday,  October 29, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm

and Monday, October 30, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Please arrive no later than 9 pm.  Late comers will NOT be seen.


Callbacks: TBA 

AUDITION ADDRESS: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

SHOW RUNS: January 19 to February 10, 2018


Crisp, witty, exchanges of dialogue fill this inventive British thriller. A writer’s wife wants to divorce him, and he has no intention of doing so. Full of exciting twists and turns as each character, writer, wife, publisher, secretary, and neighbour, turn the tables on each other. Who are the victims and who are the killers? This is a plot that will keep you guessing until the very end.


Characters Needed:

2-female; 3-male

Selwyn Piper – male, (mid 40s to early 50s) a successful novelist well groomed, erudite and self-assured.

Christine Scott – female, (mid 20s to early 30s) secretary to Selwyn attractive, likable and efficient

Imogen Piper – female, (40s) wife of Selwyn and an ex actress displaying theatrical charm and composure

Peter Fletcher – male, (late 20s to early 30s) Selwyn’s neighbour light hearted but intelligent

John Douglas – male, (mid 40s to mid 50s) Selwyn’s publisher bluff middle aged bachelor.


Requirements: Actors must be capable of playing the age specified. Also actors must be capable of speaking in an English accent. Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Drop in, no appointment necessary.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.


January 19 to February 10, 2018

Evenings @ 8 pm
January 19, 20, 25, 26, 27;  February 1, 2, 3 ,8, 9, 10

Matinees @ 2:00 pm
January 28 and February 4

Tickets go on sale December 2017

REHEARSALS  begin November 2017 and continue until Opening Night. If you are cast, you will be required to become a Member of Metro Theatre and your 12-month Membership Fee of $20 will be collected at the first read-through.

You can SUBMIT your interest using the contact form below OR PRINT out the Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot with you to the audition.

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For Further Information Please Contact:

Director, Stephen Torrence

METRO THEATRE PRIVACY POLICY:  Metro Theatre is collecting personal information about you.  If you are cast in this show, your contact information will be provided to other members of the company.  Unless you ask us not to:  you will be added to our mailing list; the information on this form will be made available to directors or other Metro shows for audition and casting purposes.  You may request to be removed from our mailing list at any time.


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