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"The Mousetrap" Casting Call-Dallas, TX - Casting ID # 1599813
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Dallas, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-14-19
Audition Date 09-04-19 Submission deadline 09-02-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since with over 25,000 performances. It is the longest running show (of any type) of the modern era. Written by the famous Agatha Christie, this murder mystery will have you guessing throughout and is known for its twist ending, which the audiences are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.

The story: At Monkswell Manor, news on the radio reports that a murder has recently taken place in London. Mollie and Giles Ralston, the young owners of the once-regal estate recently converted into a guesthouse, hardly notice the news. They are far too busy preparing for the arrival of their first guests and concerned that the heavy snowfalls may prevent the guests reaching their destination. As the guests arrive safely and the Manor becomes snowed in, a policeman arrives on skis suspecting that one of the seven occupants may be the killer. After a second murder occurs in the Manor, Sergeant Trotter is convinced.

Suspects include the young married couple, a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired army major, an unexpected visitor who claims his car has run into a snowdrift and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. During his interrogation, Sergeant Trotter uncovers the many mysterious secrets of everyone present, as he tries to solve the murder in true Christie style.

No prepared monologue is required.

Role # 1 Mollie Ralston
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Recently married to Giles. Together they have started a guesthouse. She is determined to take the very best care of her guests, she is obviously in over her head. Standard British required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Giles Ralston
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An arrogant, attractive man married to Mollie. Fiercely protective of her but prone to jealousy. Standard British required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Christopher Wren
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A wild-looking neurotic young man with an appreciation for fine furniture. Standard British required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Mrs. Boyle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A mature and imposing woman in a bad temper. Standard British required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Major Metcalf
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A middle-aged, square-shouldered man military in manner and bearing. Standard British required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Miss Casewell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A strange, aloof woman who is masculine in appearance and voice. Standard British required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 24 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Mr. Paravicini
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A continental gentlemen, probably Italian with a small flamboyant mustache. Roguish, charming and very mysterious.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Sergeant Trotter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Detective Sergeant Trotter, a professional and determined young detective from Scotland Yard. He is meticulous as well as courteous in his investigation. Standard British required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -