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Towards Zero

by Agatha Christie

Adapted by Agatha Christie and Gerald Verner

Directed by Pamela Whalan

Season: 31st August - 12th October 2019
Preview night 30th August
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Weekend guests at the seaside, a bitter love triangle, a deeply held grudge leads us towards zero hour as murder disrupts a house party at Gull's Point!

An open reading of the play will take place at the Genesian Theatre at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 4 June and auditions will take place, by appointment on Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June.

Rehearsals will start at the beginning of July and will usually take place on Sundays from 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

To book an appointment email Include your acting resume and headshot with your application. You will be asked to present a prepared audition piece that does not exceed five minutes in length and you will be asked to do a cold reading from the text.


There are eleven characters in the play, four women and seven men. In order of appearance they are:

Thomas Royde 30-40. Recently returned to England from running a rubber plantation in Malaya. He is a quiet man who has long been in love with Audrey Strange.

Kay Strange early 20s. Kay is the glamorous second wife of Neville Strange, full of vitality.

Mary Aldin mid-30s. She is the paid companion, housekeeper of Lady Tresilian. Very efficient and beginning to realise that life has passed her by.

Matthew Treves 60+. A lifelong friend of Lady Tresilian and her late husband. Conservative and distinguished.

Nevile Strange 30-40. He is a rich, handsome, popular man who is a fine athlete. Several years earlier he divorced his first wife Audrey and married Kay.

Lady Tresilian 60+. An aristocratic lady who disapproves of Nevile’s divorce but she still thinks fondly of him as he was the ward of her late husband.

Audrey Strange 30-40. Nevile's first wife. Audrey is a quiet and ladylike woman who would never show her deeply felt emotions in public.

Ted Latimer early 20s. He is a long-time friend of Kay Strange, handsome, attractive and protective of her.

Superintendent Battle, CID 40+. He is the Scotland Yard detective brought in to investigate the murder that takes place. Solid, reliable.

Inspector Leach 30-40. He is the local C.I.D. man, Battle's offsider, keen to learn as much as possible from the Scotland Yard man.

P.C. Benson Any age. He is the local policeman assigned to help the detectives in their work.

Please note this is an unpaid production.