Are you a director and interested in directing at Eltham Little Theatre? Our play selection committee would love to hear from you.
The current play selection committee membership is:
James Banger (Convenor)
We would love to hear your ideas. One Act plays, rehearsed play readings, full length plays, choir, dance and any other production ideas you may have.
Send your ideas to the play selection committee including the dates you are available. Email
Clue by Jonathan Lynn
- Directed by Luisa Romeo
A note from the Director
Auditions will be conducted as a group. You will be asked to read of one or two scenes featuring your chosen character/s with other auditionees. These scenes have been attached below so you can practice ahead of time, however you are not required to be off book. You do not need to prepare anything for the audition (unless you are auditioning for WADSWORTH, see below).
For Wadsworth only
Anyone interested in auditioning for Wadsworth is asked to choose part of Scene 3 to present at the audition. It is up to you how much/which part of the scene you choose to perform; however, it must be under one minute. For this scene alone, you will be asked to be off book. In this scene, Wadsworth imitates the other characters in quick succession, creating a challenging yet hilarious vignette. Pay attention to the stage directions (e.g., he mimes opening the briefcase at the desk). The purpose of this exercise is to understand how you envision the character – there is no right or wrong.
Most characters require a standard American accent, however, if possible, Transatlantic/Mid-Atlantic accents are encouraged. There are a few exceptions, please see below.
Wadsworth: American OR Posh British accent (actor’s choice)
Yvette: French accent
Not applicable for this production.
Group Audition Dates
Sunday 13 August - 11:00am - 11:45am
Sunday 13 August - 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Monday 14 August - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Book an audition
To book an audition time go to: https://www.trybooking.com/CJXHV
For further information email:
Rehearsals & Key Dates
Rehearsal days - Tuesday & Thursday evenings, from 6:30pm and Sunday afternoons, from 11am
There will be additional rehearsals on other days closer to opening night.
Evenings - November 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Matinee - November 12, 19
Some Supporting/Ensemble roles may be doubled-up by the same actor/s. Therefore, not all roles have audition scenes.
A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and "by the book." He is the driving force in the play. American OR Posh British accent (actor’s choice)
Mrs Peacock (Main)
The Church-going wife of a Senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.
Mrs White (Main)
A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.
Miss Scarlet (Main)
A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex.
Mr Green (Main)
A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He's a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious.
Colonel Mustard (Main)
A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man.
Professor Plum (Main)
An academic Casanova who woos women with his big... brain.
A sexy, French Maid, with her own secret aspirations. French accent.
Mr Boddy (Supporting)
A mobster type fella. A dark cloud follows this guy wherever he goes.
A threatening, yet quiet, presence.
A "Regular Joe."
A police chief who comes to arrest the culprit (several times over).
An FBI agent who helps to save the day.
A benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell.
Singing Telegram (Ensemble)
A tap dancing and singing sensation (briefly).
YOUTH AT ELTHAM LITTLE THEATRE
Eltham Little Theatre has a long and happy tradition of working with youth in the theatre. Since ELT’s inception in 1958 there has been a production specifically for youth performers for nearly every one of those years.
It is only in recent times that we have been able to offer any sort of theatre craft education classes on a weekend. As you may imagine, due to the volunteer nature of our organisation, lessons we are able to provide depend heavily on individual member availability each year.
If you would like to be informed of upcoming youth activities at the theatre please email our youth coordinators.
Youth Classes – General information
Our courses are run for 10 to 18 year olds with separate classes for primary and secondary students. The program explores acting and role play, script reading, monologues and audition preparation. We also look at theatre craft and the importance of staging, lighting, sound, sets, costumes, props and how these things impact an actor’s performance.
When available, classes run within the school term for an average of 7 to 8 weeks in duration. Start times and days can vary but usually classes are held on a Saturday morning between 10 and 12 depending and run for 1 hour’s duration.
Lessons will be focussed on various aspects of theatre work each term including but not limited to the following subjects:
audition techniques and preparation