AUDITIONS – Beyond Reasonable Doubt

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Date(s) - 16/03/2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

St Jude's Hall


14-16, 21-23: November

AUDITION DATE AND TIME: Sat March 16, 2PM at St Jude’s Hall

Director (Vicky Horwood)

Play Synopsis:
In the Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey Sire David Metcalf, distinguished QC and Chairman of the Bar Council, is conducting the most important defence of his career — his own.
Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Sir Anthony Blair Booth QC, prosecuting counsel. After a tense and gripping courtroom scene, Act I ends just as we are about the hear the jury’s verdict. Act II takes us back in time to the fateful night of Lady Metcalf’s death and before, and the plays ends with a surprising twist.

Character roles available include:

Anthony Blair-Booth
Age range: 50-65
Description: Blair-Booth a war horse of a prosecutor and worthy adversary to Sir David now has the chance to win a case against his greatest rival. A savvy QC intent on securing a guilty verdict in a seemingly open and shut case. Jealous of Sir David’s career successes Blair Booth also lucked out in marrying David’s long time and loving wife Millie and so is spurred on further to win the case.

Dr. Weeden
Age range: 55-65
Description: Long time trusted and loyal friend and doctor to Sir David and crucial witness for the defence counsel. Weeden is a kind hearted and caring doctor and regularly enjoys the company of the Metcalfes.

Robert Pierson
Age range: 25-35
Description: A young upcoming lawyer on the rise Robert is the eager, loyal and trusted Junior Counsel for the defence. Robert looks up to David as a mentor, close colleague and friend of the Metcalfe family.

Mr Cole
Age range: 20-35
Description: Junior counsel to the Crown. A non-speaking role, but important visually as he busily tends to the prosecuting counsel’s needs by providing Blair-Booth with evidence, notes and silent advice throughout Act I.