The February 2022 Belmont production will be a thriller ‘PRESCRIPTION FOR MURDER’ written by Norman Robbins which will be directed by Michael Collins.
Synopsis In the quiet town of Bere Knighton, North Devon, there is never a dull moment for Dr Richard Forth. Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an enduring friendship with his ex-girlfriend, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill and nobody seems to know what is wrong with her. When Eric Dawson, a stranger arrives with claims to have known Richard’s second fiancée- a woman Richard claims does not exist- Barbara’s health worsens and she isn’t the only one! With bad luck spreading almost as quickly as wild fire, it seems someone is out to kill Barbara, and anyone else who gets in their way.
CAST 3 MALE AND 4 FEMALE
Cast Profiles As with all amateur theatre productions the actual acting ages depend on the range of people who audition and their onstage relationship.
BARBARA FORTH Sincere, concerned, suspicious, worried, plausible. DR RICHARD FORTH (married to Barbara and can be slightly older) disillusioned with his wife, hardworking but frustrated with his choice of a neurotic wife. Wants out of his marriage but how. DOROTHY LIVINGSTONE Friend of the family, cheerful, resolute, a friendly ear. MARY and ALLAN HATCH Older married couple adding some humour in the initial stages of the play. Natural good natured banter. Seasoned married couple. ERIC DAWSON (unexpected visitor to the house) Comparable age to Barbara, Very nervous and plausible throughout the initial scenes, embarrassed and appears straight forward. JULIA MOORE (Richard’s ex-girlfriend) Elegant, monied, manipulative, steely side to her character and single minded.
All the characters are vital to the plot. A traditional box set, no great problems with the setting (comfortable living room) and props reasonably straight forward. Set in the present day so no costume concerns.
Formal Reading Tuesday 2nd November 2021 Auditions Thursday 4th November 2021 First rehearsal Tuesday 30th November 2021 with a Christmas break.
SHOW DATES w/c Monday 21st February 2022
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