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Productions, Auditions, Workshops & Events

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Peak Theatre Players'
Audition Call
Murder on the Orient Express



Peak Theatre Players

will hold Auditions for
Agatha Christie’s
Murder on the Orient Express

adapted by Ken Ludwig
Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm
Sundre Arts Centre


November 17, 18, 19, 24, 25


We are looking for actors!

Murder on the Orient Express is set in 1934 on a luxurious train called the Orient Express, travelling west from Istanbul.

This play requires a relatively large, strong cast. Murder mysteries (or whodunits) are great fun to work on: trying to look innocent when you are guilty, acting guilty to draw suspicion in your direction, always being larger than life.

If you or someone you know might be interested

in being part of this production, please contact Brian Bailey at:

Auditions will be held on Thursday, September 7 at the Sundre Arts Centre, starting at 7:0
0 pm.

Audition materials will be made available one week before auditions, to help you prepare.


Hercule Poirot: 40-70, Belgian, self-confident

Monsieur Bouc: 40-60, Belgian, energetic

Mary Debenham: 20-35, British, anxious

Hector Macqueen: 30-50, American, nervous, harried

Michel: French, conductor on the Orient Express
doubles as
Head Waiter of the Tokatlian Hotel, Turkish

Princess Dragomiroff: 70’s, Russian, aristocratic

Greta Ohlsson: 20-35, Swedish, plain, timid

Countess Andrenyi: 25-40, Hungarian, intelligent, elegant

Helen Hubbard: 50-65, American, outspoken, flamboyant

Col. Arbuthnot: 30-50, Scottish, matter-of-fact
doubles as 
Samuel Ratchett: American, middle-aged, brusque

“Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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Several months before we stage a play, we hold auditions to select the best available cast for the script. 

Typically, we advertise via email several weeks before, describing the script and the cast required.

Auditions are typically "cold readings" which means that the director selects representative passages for the readings, briefly describes the scene and characters and the actors take their best shot at doing a decent reading.

It's all very low-pressure, and can be a lot of fun. Soon afterwards, casting is announced (via email) and rehearsals commence. 


Periodically, we host theatre workshops on topics such as acting, directing, production, make up or playwrighting which are advertised via email and are open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register in advance.

There are presently no workshops scheduled, but please check back from time to time.

Training and Workshops
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