Sherlock Holmes and the Death on Thor Bridge
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by Sandra Bass
Directed by Carlin Hurdis
Season: 29th February - 4th April 2020
Preview night 28th February
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm
Note: This is an unpaid production.
A reading of the script will take place at the Genesian Theatre at 7pm on Wednesday, November 27. All welcome. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.
Audition by appointment at the Genesian Theatre:
10:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday, November 30
10am to 3pm on Sunday, December 1
Sherlock Holmes has grown weary. A bizarre series of shootings using antique firearms is taking place amid a drug war in London's East End, but Scotland Yard insists it has investigations under control. This leaves Holmes slumped deep in boredom and without a case to challenge his formidable powers of deduction. Enter Grace Dunbar, an intelligent and independently minded governess, who is chief suspect for the murder of her employer's volatile and passionate Brazilian wife.
The facts point to a crime of passion, but as we go deeper into the story, other suspects emerge. Was it the super-wealthy Mr Gibson who murdered his wife? Was it the housekeeper, who has been keeping her double-life under lock and key? Was it the young maid from a troubled family?
Genesian life member Sandra Bass has adapted a popular Arthur Conan Doyle short story to create a whodunnit both brimming with action and possessing all the trademarks of a Sherlock Holmes narrative.
For more information or to book an audition, please send an expression of interest including your headshot and CV to Carlin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also indicate the role or roles you would like to audition for.
Sherlock Holmes: Playing age is flexible and depends on match with Watson. Britain's most famous detective. He is energetic, mercurial and highly confident in his own abilities.
Dr. John Watson: Playing age is flexible and depends on match with Holmes. Holmes's invaluable colleague. Watson is a calming presence, with good humour and an intelligence often overlooked.
Grace Dunbar: Playing age 20-30. A governess who is the chief suspect in a murder investigation. Intelligent and has a strong character.
Roger Gibson: Playing age 30s to early 40s. A financier who has made his fortune in South America. Mr Gibson is very confident, but he finds his English respectability at war with his passions.
Senhora Sofia: Playing age 30-40. Requires a South American accent, with her character speaking some dialogue in Portuguese. Mr Gibson's wife, the Senhora is a passionate and volatile Brazilian woman who has not adjusted to the conservative way of life in Victorian England.
Anne Moffat: Playing age 45+. The housekeeper for Mr and Mrs Gibson. She is a woman who strives to run a well-kept household, but whose anxious disposition suggests she is holding secrets. Also a suspect in the murder investigation.
Maisie Jones: Playing age 18-25. A young maid and the niece of Anne Moffat, Maisie is young and vulnerable. She is escaping a life amid the criminal underworld. Also implicated in the murder investigation.
Detective Philips: Playing age 25-30. A young, inexperienced detective, Mr Philips is well-intentioned, but has his work constantly shown up by the genius of Sherlock Holmes.