Church Hill Theatre Announces Auditions for “Witness for the Prosecution”


witnessAuditions for Agatha Christie’s courtroom thriller, Witness for the Prosecution, will be held at Church Hill Theatre on Tuesday and Thursday, December 6  & 8 at 6 pm and on Saturday, December 10 at 11 am.  Christopher Wallace will direct the production and performances are scheduled for weekends, March 24 to April 9, 2017.

This classic mystery is a suspenseful thriller, which revolves around the murder of an elderly rich woman, a naïve young man who is the major suspect and the testimony of his shrewish wife.

Director Wallace is seeking a cast of 16 men and women, some who will play double roles, for the following characters:

Sir Wilfred Robarts: (middle aged/elderly) Queens Counsel. Accomplished, gracious and stately; Leonard Vole: (young) friendly, simple, cheery; Romaine: (mid-30s) Leonard’s “wife.” Foreign, cool, daunting, brazen, must be good with accents; Mr. Myers: (middle aged/elderly) Q.C. Lawyer for the prosecution in Leonard’s trial; Mr. Carter/Justice Wainwright: (middle aged/elderly) Carter is Sir Wilfred’s chief clerk: persnickety. The Judge is dignified, lawful, stoic, and precise; Mr. Mayhew/Mr. Clegg: Mayhew is the solicitor Leonard consults. He assists Sir Wilfred in pre-trial questioning. Nice man, shrewd, dry, precise, good knowledge of the law. Mr. Clegg is an assistant in the forensics lab he is unsure and full of himself; Janet Mackenzie: (50s) A domineering dour Scotswoman, the murdered woman’s housekeeper, loathes Leonard, Scottish accent; Inspector Hearne/Policeman: (30s/40s) Tall, good looking. Policeman, same with change of accent. Could be female; Greta: (young) Sir Wilfred’s secretary: fresh, blonde, pixilated; Dr. Wyatt: (middle aged) gives testimony in court. Male or female; The Other Woman: (young) Strawberry blonde. A small role but essential to the story line; Plain clothes detective/Warden: (any age) Male or female; Clerk of the Court/Usher: (any age) male or female; Foreman of the Jury: (any age) Male Juror 2: (any age) Female; and Juror 3: (any age) Male.

Please come prepared to do reading from the script.  For more information, please call the theatre at 410-556-6003 or email Nina Sharp at

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