Inspector Drake's Last Case - Audition Pieces

Characters

Mrs. Gagarin (Mother/Business Woman - retired)

Mr. Gagarin (Her son)

Sergeant Plod

Inspector Drake

Miss Duck (glamorous/flirty)

Mr. Butler (the guest)

Mr. Guest (the butler) 

Mr. Cook (the gardener)

Mrs. Gardener (the cook)

Mary Ship (The Vicar’s daughter)

(two stretcher bearers. 1 male, 1 female)

Audition pieces :

 

Sergeant Plod

 

Prologue and Page 41 from “Well, did you spot" ....... to ............”witness a murder”.

 

Inspector Drake

 

Page 20 - “Hello? Mr. Kemist?" ........... to .......

                    “ So the butler’s alibi is confirmed "

Page. 28.   “Inspector Drake of " ............. to

                     “He’s been poisoned “.

 

Miss Duck

 

Page 23.     “Oh I bet" ......to  “you can trust?"

Page 49.     “Wait Inspector" ..... to “Right?"

Mr. Cook

Page 28.      “Very well" ..... to “it was ......."

 

Mrs. Gagarin 

 

Page 1.       Opening of Act 1 - “Hello" .....to

                   "Oh it’s you!”  and scream 

Mr. Gagarin

Page 31.       “Leave this to me Drake".......

                     to “say when” (on page 32)

Page 38.      “Inspector Drake" ....... to ...

                      "brains out”

Mr. Butler

To mime and improvise outlandish actions - outrageous excesses

- (lasting for 1 minute). 

(see page 8 of the script)

Mr. Guest

Page 16.      “I’ll show you" ......... to ...... “Will 

                      that be all sir”

Page 19.       “Good morning" ........ to ......

                      “Thank you sir”

Page 48.       “ No need Cecil" ........ to .....

                       "Okay - take them away”

Mrs Gardener

Page 25      “I was born" .......... to ....... “same

                        thing”  .... (pg 26)

Mary Ship

Page 39.       “I ain’t killed" ....... to ........”Okay. Bye!”

There will also be sections to read involving all the Cast - so please look at :

Pages 22, 23, 24, 25 

Pages 1 and 2 up to Inspector Drake's entrance

Pages 10, 11, and 12,

Please make sure you read the entire script before auditioning as many of the parts demand quite physical skills. Characters are completely 'over the top’ and outrageously hilarious. ’We will be following government guidelines on the day so please be prepared to bring masks, hand sanitizer and your own (non alcoholic) beverages. You will be asked to sign in and have your temperature taken.

If you would like to borrow a script please contact Barbara Springthorpe on 01525 373331 (Director). Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday 30th May and to putting together what is a very funny and classic whodunnit spoof.