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There is no such thing as the perfect murder. Or is there? Join Strathclyde Theatre Group this autumn for a night of mystery, intrigue and plots inspired by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, in this sparkling new adaptation of ‘Rope’ by Patrick Hamilton.
When two wealthy students, Brandon and Granillo, plot and commit the ‘perfect crime’ to prove their intellectual superiority, the arrogance of the thrill killers gradually comes undone as they invite family and friends for a dinner party with a difference.
Set in the era of the Mad Men, come and enjoy a night of smart suits, designer dresses, and razor sharp dialogue. Brought to you by Director Gary Hurr (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Producer Aaron Pennie (Reasons To Be Pretty) – this is sure to be a hot ticket for those cool November nights. ‘Rope’ will be performed at Glasgow’s intimate theatre, Websters, in the heart of the west end from November 14 – 18, 2017.
Cast of Characters:
Brandon – arrogant, superior, aesthete, domineering, athletic. (male, playing age: 20/30s)
Granillo – weak and easily led. Nervous and fidgety. Dominated by Brandon. (male or female, 20/30s)
Kenneth Raglan – a fawning hanger-on. Has a soft spot for Leila Arden. Small part (male, 20/30s)
Leila Arden – demonstrative friend of Brandon and Granillo. Likes being the centre of attention. (female, 20/30s)
Sir Johnstone Kentley – elderly book collector, the father of the murdered man (male, 50/60s or older)
Mrs Debenham – a rather silly, upper class woman. Small part (40s)
Rupert Cadell – an older acquaintance of Brandon and Granillo. Poetic and a dreamer. Gradually unravels the murder plot using old fashioned detective work (male, 30/40/50s)
Sabot – a surly manservant to Brandon and Granillo. Small part (50s)
Ronald Kentley – the murdered student friend of Brandon and Granillo. (non-speaking part, seen briefly at the beginning and end of the play. ) (male, flexible with age range)
Auditions will be held in Glasgow in the week beginning August 28. Rehearsals will be held, initially, twice weekly from early September and the production week is November 13 – 18. Familiarity with RP (accents) would be an advantage.
To book an audition slot please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the show and the characters email the Director, Gary Hurr at email@example.com or phone 07846 207 240