Clue on Stage :Adapted from the screenplay by JONATHAN LYNN Additional Materials by HUNTER FOSTER, ERIC PRICE, & SANDY RUSTIN ADAPTED FROM THE PARAMOUNT PICTURES FILM WRITTEN BY JONATHAN LYNN AND THE BOARD GAME FROM HASBRO, INC. and staged with permission from Playscripts. Inc. What does all this mean??
IT’S THE BLACK COMEDY based on the popular board game: CLUEDO.
Wadsworth - Brett Perkins
Yvette - Rebecca Sharples
Miss Scarlet - Georgia Martin
Mrs Peacock - Gabriella McIntosh
Mrs White - Dianne Ormsby
Colonel Mustard - Andy Kabanoff
Professor Plum - Daryl Butler
Mr Green - Stuart Mortimer
Smaller Roles to be notified soon
Performance Dates: August 18-27
Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7.30- 10 at Red Tree Theatre commencing Tuesday, May 17th with an occasional Sunday (as needed) towards the end of production.
Ring Kath on 0406 991 591 to book a 10 minute audition spot on Tuesday May 10 between 6.30 and 9.30.
Vision evolving: This is a highly energetic and swift moving play. The cast will move the set and the minimal furniture (all on castors). The characters must be sharp (well-defined) as the action is stylised. Comic timing and physicality is of the essence!
Synopsis On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end. Contains adult humour and mild violence.
Cast Requirements 5f, 5m
While ages are, for the most part, open, a balanced combination is needed.
WADSWORTH - Male A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play. (age open)
YVETTE - Female A sexy, French Maid, with her own secret aspirations. (Also plays THE REPORTER in the final scene). (18-30)
MISS SCARLET -A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam, more interested in secrets than sex. (30-60)
MRS. PEACOCK - The church-going wife of a Senator. Batty, neurotic, quick to hysteria. (30-70)
MRS. WHITE - Female A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands. (open)
COLONEL MUSTARD - Male A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man. (40+) PROFESSOR PLUM -Male An academic Casanova who woos women with his big … brain. (30+)
MR. GREEN -Male A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious. (On the original board-game he is a cleric.
ENSEMBLE WOMAN TO PLAY: THE COOK – A threatening presence. THE MOTORIST – A benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell. AUXILIARY SCARLET – The back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery. AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery. AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day.
ENSEMBLE MAN TO PLAY: MR. BODDY – A mobster type fella. A dark cloud follows this guy wherever he goes. THE COP — A “Regular Joe.” AUXILIARY MUSTARD – The back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery. AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery. AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day.
We look forward to a lively production!
Sue Kielt Production Manager
Pollyanna Forshaw Director
Kath Izzard Assistant Director