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AUDITIONS: The Mousetrap


By Agatha Christie

Auditions will be held on
Wednesday & Thursday, June 28 & 29, 2023, 7:30-9:30 pm
Callbacks will be on Friday, June 30, 2023

Auditions and callbacks will be held at
The Monson Free Library Common Room
2 High Street, Monson, MA


  1. Please fill out an Audition Sheet if you have not brought one with you.  Feel free to attach resumes, but they are not necessary.
  2. Return the Audition Sheet to one of the staff and take a seat.
  3. At the beginning of the process the Production Staff will address auditioners as a group.  You will then be asked to wait until your number or name is called.
  4. You will have the opportunity to do a reading from the script.

Once you have completed this stage of the audition, you do NOT have to stay.   We will see every one once.  If for some reason you would like to be seen a second time, you can wait until the end and we’ll be happy to see you again. It is not necessary to come to both auditions (Wednesday & Thursday).


Call Backs will be Friday, June 30, 2023. 

An e-mail will be sent late night on Thursday, June 29. Just because you do not get called back for a role, does not mean that you are not going to get a role.  Call Backs are for refining our decisions.  You may be just what we need and won’t need to come to a call back.

We will cast the show by Sunday, July 9 and post the cast list on the website (   As much as we would like to cast everyone, we are limited due to cast size and stage space. 

Read through will be September 10, 2023, with performances on October 27-29, 2023 .


Female; Age 20s to early 30s. New owner/hostess of Monkswell Manor; anxious about hosting the inn’s first guests; married to Giles for one year.

Male; Age 20s to early 30s. Owns Monkswell Manor with his wife Mollie; somewhat arrogant and jealous of the other guests’ attentions toward Mollie.

Male; Age 20s to 30s. The first guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents

Female; Age 40s to 60s. Mrs. Boyle is an imposing woman in a bad temper; she complains about everything. She is disapproving of every effort that Mollie and Giles produce to make her comfortable.

Male; Age 40s to 60s. Major Metcalf is middle-aged, square-shouldered, military in manner and bearing. He is friendly and very polite, and serves as a good counter to Mrs. Boyle during the play’s first act.

Female; Age 20s to 30s. An edgy, , aloof, somewhat masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood.

Male; Age 30s to 50s. A man of unknown provenance who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and artificially aged with make-up.

Male; Age late 20s to early 40s. Detective Sergeant Trotter is a cheerful, common-place man who arrives at the guest house on skis to investigate a local murder.

*All roles are open to all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or body type**
If you have any questions please email

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