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AUDITION NOTICE: 'Death by Design' by Lockyer Regional Performing Arts

About the Production: Death by Design

Death by Design is a mash-up of Noël Coward’s wit and Agatha Christie’s intricate plotting. Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, the story follows playwright Edward Bennett and his actress wife Sorel Bennett who flee London after a disastrous opening night. Unexpected guests, each with a long-held secret, arrive. When one guest is murdered, it's up to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid, to solve the crime.

Meet the Production Team

Grace Crichton – Director

Rowan Nash – Director

Brian Crichton – Production Manager

Marina Crichton – Production Manager

Important Dates

  • Audition Forms Due: Midnight, 14 June 2024

  • Audition Dates: 15 and 16 June 2024, from 10am to 3pm at My Care Physio, 16 William St, Gatton

  • Callbacks: 19 June 2024

  • Rehearsal Start Date: 23 June 2024

  • Tech Week: 12 October to 16 October 2024

  • Performance Dates:

  • 17 October 2024: evening performance

  • 18 October 2024: evening performance

  • 19 October 2024: matinee and evening performance

Rehearsal Information

  • Regular Rehearsals: Saturdays from 23 June to 5 October, plus weeknights in the week before opening night.

  • Location: St. Alban’s Church, Cnr. Railway and Spencer Street, Gatton.

  • Tech Week and Performances: Gatton Shire Hall, 52 North Street, Gatton.

Audition Information

How to Register: Please email or direct message LRPA via Facebook or Instagram with:

  • Your Name

  • Your Mobile Number

  • Your Email Address

  • The role(s) you wish to be considered for

  • Your preferred audition day and time


  • Prepare for a cold read from a selection of sides provided at the audition. No memorisation required.

  • Audition sessions will be roughly 15 minutes long.

  • Notify by June 19 with outcomes.

Character Breakdown

Bridgit: The maid; grumpy but observant. An older woman with a heart of gold who fancies herself a detective.

Jack: The chauffeur; a charming womaniser with a troubled past.

Edward: The playwright; vain and self-important, believes his work rivals Shakespeare.

Sorel: The actress; dramatic and somewhat ditzy, in competition with another actress.

Walter: The politician; stiff, well-to-do man who wants to maintain the status quo. The victim.

Victoria: The bohemian; an artist and Sorel's close friend, inspired by all art forms.

Eric: The radical; politically minded, expresses beliefs with fervour.

Alice: The visitor; a shy young girl who is revealed to be blind.

Contact Information


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