Harnett Regional Theatre announces auditions for The Mousetrap

Auditions for The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Harnett Regional Theatre
114 N Wilson Ave, Dunn, NC 28334, USA

All performance roles are volunteer

PHONE: 910-292-4959
EMAIL: Onlinehrt@gmail.com
Web:  https://harnettregionaltheatre.org/auditions/ 

Monday, August 5, 2024 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 7:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 27 – October 6


  • Read from the script and participate in acting exercises at the director’s discretion.
  • The minimum age to audition for this show is 18 years old

Director: Bob Schmid


The world’s longest-running play! After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.


MOLLIE RALSTON – A newlywed who has inherited Monkswell Manor and has opened it as a guesthouse with her husband. A hospitable and warm, if slightly naive, hostess and cook.

GILES RALSTON – The more cautious proprietor of Monkswell Manor. Supportive of his wife, but less thrilled to run a guesthouse. A traditional gentleman who’s quick to judge his guests.

CHRISTOPHER WREN – A young architect with a flamboyant and often inappropriate sense of humor. His energetic conversation can appear both lighthearted and sinister.

MRS. BOYLE – A retiree whose acerbic tone makes her a challenging guest. Strong-willed and uncompromising, with high expectations. Pleased only when expressing disappointment.

MAJOR METCALF – An affable guest who is willing to help his hosts cope with the consequences of the snowstorm. Retired from the army, steady and calm in the face of conflict.

MISS CASEWELL – A modern and somewhat aloof young woman travelling on business. Unwilling to discuss private matters and disinterested in the opinion of her fellow guests.

MR. PARAVICINI – A roguish gentleman who is not forthcoming about his reasons for being there. Delights in the guests’ uncertainty and pays particular attention to his hostess, Mollie.

DETECTIVE SGT. TROTTER – The young detective assigned to reach Monkswell Manor and report on the situation as it unfolds. Determined and authoritative in his pursuit of the truth.