A second round of auditions is being held for Therry’s February 2019 production of Agatha Christie’s Go Back for Murder.

Please note that those who auditioned on Saturday 7 July are still under active consideration and do not have to audition again.

After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder. In a passionate attempt to clear her mother’s name, Carla persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and ‘go back’ 16 years to recount their version of events. An unusual take on the traditional murder mystery, the action of the play slips seamlessly from past to present, examining the danger of relying on personal testimony warped by time, prejudice and perception. By studying each suspect’s testimony, and the various inconsistencies between them, the drama arrives at a disturbing and terrible truth. The play was adapted by Christie from her novel Five Little Pigs, which saw her change the title to Go Back For Murder and remove the character of Hercule Poirot entirely. In the play, Poirot's function is replaced by a young lawyer, Justin Fogg; son of the lawyer who led Caroline Crale's murder case.

Auditions will be held by appointment only on Saturday, 11 August.  Email inquiries only please to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Characters:

  • Justin Fogg – mid 30s, a young solicitor, solid, sober but likeable – helps to solve the crime and becomes the love interest
  • Turnball – 50s-60s – solicitor’s clerk, small role, one scene only
  • Jeff Rogers – 35, Canadian, slick, self-satisfied, insensitive to others.
  • Amyas Crale  – mid 30s – artist, womaniser.

Act 2 relies heavily on flashbacks to 16 years previously, so the following characters all need to play themselves as they are currently and as they were 16 years earlier. Apart from:

  • Carla  – 21, Canadian, attractive and determined who also plays her mother Caroline Crale  - English 30, charming but a little downtrodden.
  • Philip Blake – 50s and 30s – good-looking, self-important businessman
  • Meredith Blake – late 40s and mid-30s – a pleasant, rather vague and ineffectual man – brother of Philip.
  • Lady Elsa Melksham – late 30s and 21 – very smart and sophisticated but as the younger Elsa, she is a calculating romantic.
  • Miss Williams – 60s and late 40s –intelligent, now retired but was previously governess to Angela.
  • Angela Warren – 31 and 15 – now a distinguished budding archaeologist.