Murdered to Death

Season: 2018 Main Stage Season

Author: Peter Gordon

Director: Léland Downs Karas

Genre: Murder Mystery

Location: Colleen O Williams Theater, Winder, GA 30680


This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor house in the 1930s. The assembled cast of characters is guaranteed to delight - Bunting the butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip, a shady French art dealer and his moll, the bumbling police inspector, and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes. They are all here and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner.

Show Dates

  • October 26, 2018 7:30 pm
  • October 27, 2018 7:30 pm
  • October 28, 2018 3:00 pm
  • November 2, 2018 7:30 pm
  • November 3, 2018 7:30 pm
  • November 4, 2018 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • August 20, 2018 7:00 pm
  • August 21, 2018 7:00 pm

Audition Details

Auditions for "Murdered to Death" will be held at the Winder Cultural Arts Center on August 20 & 21 at 7:00 pm. Each person should come prepared to tell a joke that is less than 60 seconds long, and there will also be cold readings and some improv. Please bring a current photo and a list of any schedule conflicts during the rehearsal and show period.

Character descriptions (ages listed are for guidance only, can and will be varied. Ages 18 to 100 are welcome)

Mildred - 50s. Moderately wealthy owner of Bagshot house.

Dorothy - Mildred's niece. Late 20s and rather plain.

Bunting - The butler. 60s. Pedantic and rather creepy.

Colonel Charles Craddock - 60s. Dressed in tweeds. Confident but blustering.

Margaret Craddock - the long suffering but acerbic wife of Charles.

Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington - mid 20s. Attractive and stunningly dressed. Very high society.

Pierre Marceau - A French art dealer. 30s. An exaggerated French accent.

Joan Maple - A spinster in her 60s. Amateur sleuth.

Constable Thomkins - young, bright, uniformed village policeman

Inspector Pratt - inept, posing, and clumsy


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