Eltham Little Theatre is proud to announce auditions for their 2017 Production of 'Murder's in the Heir' - An interactive Murder Mystery - to be performed at Eltham Little theatre in November.

Murder's In the Heir

Written by: Billy St. John
Directed by: James Chappel and Phil Holmes

In this murder mystery comedy, Tyrannical billionaire, Simon Starkweather, gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will. His lawyer reveals that he has bequeathed vast fortunes to his family members as well as to his many servants, but then announces that within hours this will becomes invalid. Of course, the rejected heirs and staff are not pleased, so it’s not surprising when they roam the old mansion carrying such items as an ax, a gun, and poison. Predictably, Simon is discovered murdered. Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity, and motive to commit the unseen murder, and it’s up to the audience to decide who actually did it.



To be held at the theatre in the rehearsal room on

Sunday August 13th, 7-9pm

Monday August 14th, 7-9pm


Audition Bookings

Contact Phil Holmes at 0412 109 535 or by email

Performance dates: 16 Nov - 2 Dec

Character descriptions
SIMON STARKWEATHER:        A billionaire, tyrannical (M 20-40)

                                                (played by the same actor who plays Simon III) 
FIONA STARKWEATHER:         Simon’s niece by marriage, befuddled (F 20-40)
JORDAN STARKWEATHER:      Simon’s nephew, Fiona’s son, a playboy (M 20-40)
PAULA THOMPSON:                Simon’s great-niece, a Southern belle (F 20-40)
SIMON STARKWEATHER III:    Simon’s grandson, a college student

                                                (played by the same actor who plays old Simon) (M 20-40)
BENSONHURST:                     The butler, formal (M 40+)
MRS. TRENT:                          The housekeeper, dour (F 40+)
MINERVA WALKER:                 The cook, temperamental (F any age)
NANCY POLLARD:                  The maid, shy (F any age)
RUFUS JONES:                        The handyman, surly (M any age)
LOIS VAN ZANDT:                   A lawyer, business-like (F any age)
MISS WITHERS:                      A nurse, stern (F any age)
KATHY COLLINS:                    A personal secretary, bright, self-assured (F any age)
MIKE DAVIS:                           A private detective, smart, tough (M 30+ )
GENE (or JEAN) CULPEPPER:  The director (either/ Any age)