Night Must Fall
by Emlyn Williams
Directed by Lesley Batten - Contact: 9598 4636
Audition date: Sunday 19 May, 3.00 pm
Audition venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
Performance venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
Performances dates: Sept 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
Evenings: 8 pm Sunday matinees: 2.30 pm
Synopsis: An English mystery/thriller set in 1930. At the centre of the play is Danny, a smart talking psychopathic murderer who, by his quick wit and charm, insinuates himself into the lives of the occupants of Bramson cottage.
Mrs Bramson, a domineering, wheelchair-bound hypochondriac, is completely taken in by his charm.
With the discovery of the headless body of a woman who disappeared from the hotel at which Danny had worked, Mrs Bramson is the only one who does not begin to doubt Danny’s innocence.
The suspense builds as night falls and a second murder is committed!
Dan: lead role, 20s. Cunning, self-centered psychopathic murderer. (Trace of a Welsh accent.)
Mrs Bramson: lead role, 60s. Manipulative, wheelchair-bound hypochondriac.
Olivia Grayne: lead role, 30s. Mrs Bramson’s niece / secretary. Pensive and lonely.
Hubert Laurie: support role, mid 30s. Pompous, intent on winning Olivia’s hand in marriage.
Mrs Terence: support role, 60s. Cook, good-humoured, but forthright. (Trace of Cockney accent.)
Dora Parkoe: support role, early 20s. Somewhat naive housemaid.
Inspector Belsize: support role, 40-50s. Kind, but knowing, Scotland Yard detective.
Nurse Libby: cameo role, 40′s. District nurse.
The part of The Lord Chief Justice will be prerecorded.