Murder on the Orient Express
Friday, January 13th from 7pm to 9pm - Mary Winspear Centre: Room 4
Sunday, January 15th from 2pm to 4pm - Mary Winspear Centre: Room 4
Please notify us in advance about your interest in auditioning (and which day you’d prefer to audition) via email to: Info@thepeninsulaplayers.ca. We welcome anyone to audition, regardless of experience and background.
Scripts will not be provided in advance, and sides will be handed out at the beginning of the group auditions.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Stranded and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
Brief Character Synopsis:
Hercule Poirot: A famous Belgian detective, notably meticulous in his personal habits.
Bouc: Manager of the Orient Express, also Belgian, a gentleman of good humour.
Mary Debenham: An English beauty, late twenties.
Hector MacQueen: A nervous young American man.
Michel the Conductor: A good-looking, middle-aged Frenchman with a quiet, almost grave, sense of humour.
Princess Dragomiroff: Elderly Russian royalty, expensively dressed and bejewelled.
Greta Ohlsson: A plain approaching middle-aged Swedish woman, with a frightened, sheep-like quality about her.
Countess Andrenyi: A Hungarian beauty in her twenties, dressed to the nines while being a doctor, willing to roll up her sleeves and get dirty.
Helen Hubbard: An outspoken American from Minnesota in her fifties. Well-dressed with a touch of flamboyance.
Colonel Arbuthnot: A Scotsman, mid-thirties, handsome and very matter-of-fact.
Samuel Ratchett (doubles as Colonel Arbuthnot): A middle-aged American, brusque with a whiplash of a voice.
Head Waiter (doubles as Michel the Conductor): A friendly and self-assured in presiding over the Tokatlian Hotel dining room.