Audition Details

Spiders Web

by Agatha Christie

Audition 11 am Sunday 22nd August 2021 at The Play Shed, Amity Street, New Farm

No prepared piece required.

Standard British accent.

To book an audition time between 11 am and 2 pm, please contact the director Sharon White on mobile 0400964184 or on email

Character Breakdown

Clarissa Hailsham-Brown :- Playing Age Late 30s

The second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, charming and inventive, her imagination tends to work overtime, with some unexpected consequences.

Henry Hailsham-Brown :- Playing Age 40-50s

Clarissa’s husband. A good-looking man of about forty with a rather expressionless face who works in the foreign office, a strong, solid type.

Pippa Hailsham-Brown :- Playing Age 13

Clarissa’s young stepdaughter: she exhibits the strong emotional swings of a pre-teen, made worse by a previous family problems.

Sir Rowland Delahaye :- Playing Age 50-60

A distinguished gentleman with very definite charm. Clarissa’s guardian, friend, and adviser, he likes to think that he can guide her, but would never admit that she has him wrapped around her little finger.

Hugo Birch :- Playing Age 50-60

The local Justice of the Peace. A rather irascible type who shouldn’t be involved in business like a murder.

Jeremy Warrender :- Playing Age 25-30

An elegant young man and guest at the Hailsham-Brown’s house, the private secretary for a man much wealthier than he.

Mildred Peake :- Playing Age 40s

She is a jolly-looking woman in tweeds and gum boots. The gardener with a hale and hearty attitude.

Inspector Lord :- Playing Age 40-50s

The wheels are always turning in his brain. Although he doesn’t let on, he doesn’t miss a thing.

Constable Jones :- Playing Age 20s

He and the Inspector have been working together long enough that they understand each other well.

Elgin The Butler :– middle aged

Nothing escapes his attention.

Oliver Costello :- Playing Age 40s

He is suspected of shady dealings. None of the other characters like him and neither should the audience.

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