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AUDITIONS

Auditions for KSP's next production are coming up on

Monday 28th March 2021 at 7:30pm

**If you are feeling unwell, please DO NOT come to auditions. Email us with your interest and we will make other arrangements.

Location:

KSP Theatre, Cnr Old Bay Rd & Maitland Rd, Burpengary

 

Written By: Derek Webb
Directed By: Janelle Kerr

 

SYNOPSIS:
Crime novelist and amateur detective Agatha Crusty (pronounced ‘croosty’) decides that a spell at a health spa is just what she needs to recharge her batteries and give her inspiration for her latest book. 
She books into Seventh Heaven Health Spa owned by Andy Eden who started it after the early death of his wife Evie. There she meets the other participants of the health spa weekend: members of the Zara Fernandez fashion house sales team who are there as a reward for being the highest achievers in terms of sales for the year. She also meets two members of the Seventh Heaven team: Abigail the therapist and Dmitri Popov, a Russian therapist specialising in Venik massage.

Things start well with the women experiencing the choice of spa treatments on offer (Dmitri’s Venik massage using birch twigs being especially popular) until one of the group is found drowned, presumed murdered, in the Moor Mud Bath. Enter Detective Inspector Aster – a DI with a speech impediment and a penchant for complicating the simplest detection methods. When other murders follow, Agatha decides to take matters into her own hands, investigating among other things the significance of the apple tree in the health spa’s ‘Garden of Eden’.


There is of course a very healthy dose of humour throughout, but, being an Agatha Crusty murder mystery, this is also a genuine mystery with an ingenious plot to tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time as making them laugh out loud.

 

CHARACTERS:
PLEASE NOTE - ALL CAST MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OLDER

Jocelyn Powers (30s-50s) Health Spa participant. Vocal and feisty in her own way - but very likeable
Geri Myers (20s-40s) Health Spa participant
Lydia Stokes-Ramsbottom (30s-50s) rather pompous Health Spa participant
Julia Whitehead (20s-40s) quiet, pleasant Health Spa participant
Christina Taylor (30s-50s) leader of group of Health Spa participants
Dmitri Popov (30s-50s) Russian therapist at the Health Spa
Andy Eden (30s-50s) owner of Seventh Heaven Health Spa
Agatha Crusty (30s-50s) Crime novelist and amateur detective
Abigail Griggleswick (30s-40s) Pleasant, rather Sloaney therapist at the Health Spa, slightly gushing and keen on fads.
DI Aster (30s-50s) actually a cousin of DI Twigg (who appears in Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders) and just as incompetent. Pedantic and methodical, given to wearing suits. Also has a speech impediment, and pronounces r's as w's.

PLEASE NOTE - In the case of not enough men at auditions, some of the male roles will be given to women (and vice a versa).

 

Auditions will be a cold read from the script.

 

Please note - all cast and crew members will be required to become financial members of KSP Theatre before performances.

 

Performance Dates:
27, 28, 29 May 2022
3, 4, 5, 10, 11 June 2022

 

Rehearsals (Times are subject to change):
Monday 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Please be aware that you will need to be available for all rehearsals and performances.

 

For more information, please contact:
KSP Hotline 0434 885 802 or email ksptheatreinc@gmail.com

 

Produced by arrangement with
David Spicer Productions Pty Ltd www.davidspicer.com.au

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