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DIAL M FOR MURDER


By Frederick Knott


PRODUCTION DATES: Sunday 20th January to Saturday 26th January 2019


DIRECTOR: Garth Jones


AUDITION DATE: Tuesday May 19h June 2018 at 7.45pm


THE PLAY:


Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Max Halliday, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.


THE CAST:


MARGOT WENDICE: The charming, naïve, and wealthy wife of Tony, Margot has no idea that Tony knows of her past affair with Max, nor does she suspect that Tony is planning to murder her.


MAX HALLIDAY: An American murder mystery writer, Max had an affair with Margot during the time Tony was playing professional tennis tournaments in America. He is still in love with Margot and comes to visit the couple in London.


TONY WENDICE: Margot’s husband, Tony, is a former professional tennis player who married Margot for her money. He is selfish and arrogant and has an elaborate scheme to murder Margot because of jealousy over a past affair between Margot and Max.


CAPTAIN LESGATE: An old schoolmate of Tony’s and a convicted criminal, Lesgate is now being blackmailed by Tony into murdering Margot. He seems willing to do anything for money.


INSPECTOR HUBBARD: A British Inspector of Police, Hubbard is a bit eccentric, but thoughtful and thorough.


THOMPSON: A police officer.