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AUDITIONS: The Hollow

By Agatha Christie
A thriller of passion and betrayal

Director: Steve Ryan

 Season: 9 performances 2 to 20 May 2018

Auditions: Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 7:00pm
Location: Maitland Repertory Theatre High/James Streets, Maitland - opposite Town Hall
Enquiries: Director Steve Ryan  ryan.stephen1@optusnet.com.au or 0400 423 452

Season dates/times:
Evenings: 8:00pm Wed 2, Fri 4, Sat 5, Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18, Sat 19
Matinees: 2:00pm Sun 13, Sun 20

Cast:  6f, 6m see full details below

About the Play
An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr Cristow, a Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star, Veronica. Also visiting are Edward and Midge whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix.

As the list of romantic associations grow so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive but only one of them did the deed.

The play was adapted by Agatha Christie from her novel of the same title, The Hollow. The play opened at the Fortune Theatre in the West End in 1951, produced by Peter Saunders. Its success led to Christie giving Saunders the script of The Mousetrap.

Character Profiles
Henrietta Angkatell - a famous sculptress, strong, intellectual, independent.
Sir Henry Angkatell, K.C.B. - a gentleman, the sane one in an eccentric family, likes guns.
Lady Angkatell - charming, dizzy, forgetful, eccentric, has a darker side.
Midge Harvey - charming, attractive, in love with Edward who loves Henrietta.
Gudgeon - the perfect butler, very protective of the family.
Edward Angkatell - a shy, wealthy recluse, in love with Henrietta.
Doris - the maid
Gerda Cristow - shy, humble, self-effacting, apologetic, and secretly crazy.
John Cristow, M.D., F.R.C.P. - a famous physician, good-looking, arrogant, a womanizer, married to Gerda but having affairs with both Henrietta and Veronica - the murder victim.
Veronica Craye - a glamorous 1940's Hollywood movie star.
Inspector Colquhoun, C.I.D. - a gentlemanly detective, charming, sympathetic, not easily fooled.
Detective Sergeant Penny - Inspector Colquhoun's assistant, charming, enjoys taking statements from pretty housemaids.

Who Do I Contact?

AUDITIONS: The Hollow by Agatha Christie - Director Steve Ryan, (ryan.stephen1@optusnet.com.au or 0400 423 452)

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