September 11, 2016 – September 18, 2016 all-day
Bradshaw St
Essendon VIC 3040
0413 692 283
Witness for the Prosecution @ Essendon | Victoria | Australia

Witness for the Prosecution

By Agatha Christie

Directed by Michele Haywood


Witness For the Prosecution centres around Leonard Vole after he is arrested for the murder of Emily French. Emily French was a very wealthy woman and was unaware that Leonard was a married man. Emily made Leonard her heir, which casts suspicion on Leonard after her murder. Leonard’s wife is then asked to testify which she agrees to do, but not in the defence of her husband but as a witness for the prosecution. Why did Leonard’s wife jump ship? Is Leonard guilty or not guilty? As with all of Christie’s work, the audience will be left speechless when the intricate web is unravelled.

Audition Dates

Sunday 11th September 6p.m.

Sunday 18th September 2p.m.

Bookings essential for audition time via Director Michele Haywood at [email protected] or 0413 692 283

Audition Venue:
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040

Melways 28B3
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All enquires to director Michele Haywood at [email protected] or 0413 692 283.

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.


British accents are expected for the performance.  Ages are a guide only.  There are some non-speaking roles available to those interested in being involved.

Character Summary

4 M (1 x 25 – 45 years, 3 x 45 – 60 years), 4 F (1 x 20-25 years, 1 x 20+ years, 1 x 30-40 years, 1 x 40+ years), 6 M or F (3 x any age, 1 x 25+ years, 2 x 30+ years)

Male Roles

Sir Wilfred Robarts, QC – Male, 45 – 60years

Leonard Vole – Male, 25 – 45 years (Cockney accent preferred)

Mr Mayhew: A solicitor – Male, 45 – 60years

Mr Myers, QC – Male, 45 – 60years


Female Roles

Greta: typist to Sir Wilfred – Female, 20 – 25 years

Romaine – Female, 30 – 40 years

Janet MacKenzie – Female, 40+ years

The Other Woman – Female, 20+ years

Male or Female Roles

Carter: Sir Wilfred’s Chief Clerk – Male or Female, 30+ years

Inspector Hearne – Male or Female, 30+ years

Warder – Male or Female, Any age

Dr Wyatt: A Police Surgeon – Male or Female, 25+ years

Clegg: A Laboratory Assistant – Male or Female, any age

Clerk of the Court – Male or Female, any age

Rehearsal Period

Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2pm.

Performances Dates

24 November – 2 December 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm