November 3, 2019


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The Little Theatre of Manchester announces auditions for a February production of Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS adapted by Ken Ludwig, and directed by Shane Kegler. Auditions are November 3rd and 6th at 7 pm at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester. NO RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY. Please bring a resume. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will start the end of November/early December for a February open. Any questions please contact

We are seeking an ensemble of comic actors with great facility with accents. Actively seeking all ethnicities for all roles. The roles are as follows:
POIROT – a famous Belgian detective; a “Big” personality; authoritative, witty, charismatic and slightly pompous; driven to find the answers, good or bad, with a strong moral sense;
MACQUEEN – tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming unwound.
BOUC – male, 30’s to 50’s. A Belgian man of good humor. Playful, proud, generous. A whirlwind of energy. Must be an excellent comedian.
SAMUEL RATCHETT: Middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern demeanor. Pushy, domineering.
COLONEL ARBUTHNOT: Scotsman, 30’s to 40’s, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender.
MICHEL: A good-looking Frenchman, about 40, a quiet, almost grave sense of humor. Unfailingly polite.
MARCEL: A Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth.
MARY DEBENHAM – female, 30’s. An English beauty. A governess, capable yet romantic. A sadness around her eyes and a hardness about her person.
GRETA OHLSSON – female, mid 20’s to 60’s. Inherently odd, and very devout Swedish woman. A frightened, sheep-like quality. Swedish accent.
COUNTESS ANDRENYI – female, 20’s to 30’s. Brilliantly beautiful, like something out of a fairytale. Impeccably put together, with a warmth that wins over everyone she meets. Her delicacy belies a steely edge – she is no wilting flower. Hungarian accent.
MRS. HUBBARD – female, late 40’s to 60’s. An outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest. Jovial, obnoxious, domineering, deliciously nosy and brash. Unapologetic.
PRINCESS DRAGOMIROFF – female, 60’s to 70’s. A Russian dowager. Very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence. Imperial, impatient.

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