The Mousetrap

Auditions - May 28 - 30, 2023

By Agatha Christie

Presented through special arrangement with: Concord Theatricals
Directed by: Jim Diderrich
Produced by: Sarah Ely

Audition Dates & Times:

May 28, 29 and 30, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361


July 21 – Aug. 12, 2023

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Audition Requirements:

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to complete sign in forms. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one.

Rehearsals will be Mon-Thu 7:30 to 10:00 from June 5 – July 20, 2023

For more information:

Contact Sarah Ely at

Show Synopsis

After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, everyone’s tensions and fears are magnified even further!

Character Descriptions

As stated in our Anti-Discrimination Policy, our theatre is welcoming to ALL, including the following: race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, public assistance status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family relationship, socio-economic status, or any other status protected by law.

Non-Equity, no pay.

Mollie Ralston; Female; Age Range: 25-35; pleasant, people person; co-owner-manager of guest house; wife of Giles; English accent

Giles Ralston; Male; Age Range: 25-35; rather arrogant, protective; co-owner-manager of guest house; husband of Mollie; English accent

Christopher Wren; Male; Age Range: 20-35; neurotic, confident, child-like manner; guest house patron; English accent

Mrs. Boyle; Female; Age Range: 40-60; imposing, pompous, bad-tempered; former magistrate; guest house patron; English accent

Major Metcalfe; Male; Age Range: 40-55; military in manner and bearing, jovial; guest house patron; English accent

Miss Casewell; Female; Plays age 24; manly mannerisms, matter-of-fact, aloof; guest house patron; English accent

Mr. Paravicini; Male; Age Range: 50 plus; exuberant, mysterious, over-the-top; unexpected guest house patron; Italian accent

Detective Sergeant Trotter; Male; Age Range: early 20’s; cheerful, eager; Local constabulary; English accent