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 by Jack Sharkey

Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to greet her, which is slightly distressing, considering she was 99% sure she had killed him earlier. She quickly “finishes the job” but Edgar’s disappearance kick-starts a remarkable zany chain of events. Plodding police inspectors, mysterious hidden compartments, dull-witted relations and noisy servants all make “The Murder Room” an utterly charming place to be.

Auditions Dates;

Tuesday, July 9  @ 7PM                       Prince Frederick library
Thursday, July 11 @ 7PM                     Solomons/Southern Library
Saturday, July 13 @ 11 AM                  Prince Frederick library


 Showdates:  October 4-5; 11-12 @ 7pm

Long Beach Community Center, St. Leonard

3 Males (mid 20s-50s)          3 Females  (mid 20s-50s


Edgar Hollister/Abel Howard (Supporting): Male, 30-59
Edgar is a member of the landed gentry, very distinguished, very British, and very jealous, British accent a must; Abel is a police constable, looks like a younger version of Edgar, British accent a must.

Mavis Hollister (Lead): Female, 25-39
Edgar’s very recent bride, did she marry him for love or money? British accent a must.

James Crandall (Supporting): Male, 30-50
 police inspector with a stone face and a British accent a must.

Susan Hollister (Supporting): Female, 20-26
Edgar’s daughter by a previous marriage, smart, but dumb as a box of rocks, British accent preferred, but she has been in America long enough for it have lost its crispness.

Barry Draper (Supporting): Male, 18-35

Susan’s American fiance, feels “like a ranch hand tossed into a nest o’ rattlesnakes”, very rich, Texan or Southern accent required.

Lottie Molloy (Supporting): Female, 40-69

the maid, loyal to the Hollister family with every breath, resents Mavis who isn’t a “real” Hollister, cockney accent preferred but may do Irish or British.

Cold Readings from the Script.

For more information call : 443-624-4484


Produced with permission of Dramatists Play Services Inc., NY, NY