Metro Theatre is holding

Auditions for Murder by Misadventure

A Mystery/Thriller
Written by Edward Taylor

Directed by Alison Schamberger

When: Monday, January 31 and Tuesday February 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM
All COVID protocols to be observed

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
What happens when two writers who have worked together for years start to hate each other? The team has won awards and made money. Harry Kent has saved and invested and now lives with his glamorous wife in a sun drenched luxury flat high above the Sussex coast, where the play is set. It is a hi tech paradise with only one snag: it’s build on the site of an Ancient British sacrificial stone where black magic was practiced and now there are strange noises in the night. Paul Riggs has spent his fees on booze and birds, and he lives in dread of bookies’ heavies. Harry wants to break the partnership that is Paul’s lifeline, but Paul knows a sinister secret from Harry’s past. They are therefore locked together in a dance from which murder seems the only escape and they have just plotted the perfect crime for their latest TV film.
Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday, April 08 to April 24, 2022
Sunday matinees are April 10, April 17 and April 24, 2022

Callbacks: Saturday, February 5 at 1:00 PM

Characters Needed

– casting open to all ethnicities

1-female; 3-male English accents required

Harold Kent (40-60): Successful TV mystery writer, the money man. Tired of the rat race. Wants to take a break from his writing partner and try writing for the stage. Ruthless and manipulative.

Paul Riggs (40-60): Harold’s writing partner, the ideas man, but a drunk and a wastrel.

Inspector Egan (30-40): younger police officer who appears to investigate the disappearance of Paul.

Emma Kent (40-50): Harold’s wife. Attractive and creative, works as an interior designer. Is a good actress with an evil sense of humour.

Rehearsal period:
February through until opening night



All cast and crew must have a valid vaccination certificate and wear masks both at audition and during rehearsals.
All provincial public health orders will be strictly adhered to.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director has chosen which scenes/sides will be read. Sides will be emailed to you after we have received your completed application. The ‘sides’ should be printed at home to bring with you to audition

  • 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.

Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality.  We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.

Resume and Headshots:

○ Please note any conflicts with auditions/callbacks or the run at this time.
○ Please let us know if there is a specific part you are interested in.

You can indicate your interest by:

  1. filling in the downloadable PDF
    MURDER BY MISADVENTURE_Fillable Audition Form
  2. and submitting it along with the online Application Form below

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Let’s work together to keep our community safe and protect production staff, performers and volunteers:



  •  Please read   COVID_Health Declaration
  •  Please comply with the signage posted in the lobby
  •  Proof of Vaccination is required for entry into the theatre and rehearsal hall
  •  Masks are required during Auditions and Rehearsals·
  •  Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby
  •  Doors to access the auditorium are left open to minimize the handling of door handles
  •  Social distancing inside the auditorium recommended
  •  All items ‘packed in’ to the theatre are to be ‘packed out’ at the end and/or placed in the appropriate trash receptacle
  •  Common sense, mutual respect, and genuine care for each other inform our decisions regarding health and safety for one another.