Auditions – Murder on the Menu

New Players is excited to announce our 2021 season: Murder on the Menu, by Devon Williamson.
Directed by Braden Lister.

Performance dates: Wed 25 Aug – Sat 4 Sept 2021

Audition details:

When: Sun 16 May
Time: 4pm-6pm
Where: Linden Social Centre, 10 Linden Avenue

See the full post for a synopsis and character list.

The story

Sophia has been conned into buying a derelict theatre. Now with crushing bank loan payments to make and no money, the jobless Sophia decides to defy the odds and dig her way out of her financial mess by reopening the theatre as a café. Her already dire situation worsens, when she soon discovers that the theatre is inhabited by the pompous ghosts of dead Shakespearean characters – who are hell bent on keeping their home just as it is!

By chance, Sophia discovers that the only way to get rid of the ghosts is to murder them as they were killed in their original plays. At Sophia’s café, Murder is now on the menu.

The characters

SOPHIA: A young, working-age woman lacking confidence and self-esteem. She has recently lost her job.

SKYE: Sophia’s best friend. Independent, self-centered, fun loving and reckless. Immaculately and fabulously dressed. She has flawless, heavy makeup and divine hair.

ROMEO: The ghost of Shakespeare’s famous character. He can’t help but fall in love with every woman he meets. What he lacks in smarts, he makes up for in self-love.

JULIET: 14 years old, in love with Romeo…and in love with being in love with Romeo. A ghost.

OPHELIA: Desperate for Hamlet’s love and attention, she has become bitter and grief-stricken. A ghost.

HAMLET: Morose and preoccupied with his personal issues, he only has time for his one confidant…the skull of Yorick. A ghost.

MACBETH: A Scotsman, his accent is so thick there are times he is impossible to understand. A big brawler of a man. Obsessed with haggis. A ghost.

LADY MACBETH: Very Scottish…whatever that means. Her accent is thick but not as thick as her husband’s. Devious, nasty and a bit precious. A ghost.

Audition process:

Complete the audition form
Send the completed form to with a preferred audition time.
You’ll be sent an audition piece, depending on your character interest.
On the day, you’ll be auditioning individually for approx. 10 minutes.
In addition to your audition piece, we may also ask you to audition using an “unprepared” piece with someone else from the casting team.