Madam’s Been Murdered, Tea Will Be Late


Auditions: August 29, 2019

7:00 PM

VHS Auditorium

Have you ever wanted to stay in an old, drafty English manor with a serial murderer and a ghost running loose in the dark? Who hasn’t?

Houndstooth Manor simply abounds with atmosphere. “We’re lousy with it,” the butler intones as he casts a suspicious eye over the paying guests, wondering who is next to be murdered.

Will it be the pompous, retired Major who’s always going on about how he stopped some uprising “with just a few well-chosen words and a flame thrower.” Or maybe the honeymooning couple who know more than they’d like you to believe. Or maybe the former school teacher who’s recovering from a nervous condition brought on when some of her students nailed her up in a keg. If hilarious dialogue, outrageous characters and a plot with more twists than a London road map is your cup of tea, you’ll love this comedy!

Read The Script Here

Auditions are open to all students, grades 7 through 12.  There will be opportunities for students who are not cast in the show to work backstage!  This is a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in being a part of the spring musical!


Madge: Crabby chambermaid
Epsworth: The epitome of the English butler; the backbone of Houndstooth Manor
Maj. Armbrewster: An old campaigner, a stodgy and pompous curmudgeon
Jagmaster: A scraggly fisherman
Lady Fenster: A dotty woman, the soul of the upper crust
Bobby Totter: Her cocky nephew
Matilda Trent: A bookish woman, very ominous
Katy Balfour: A manhunter, rather seductive
Mark Jacobs: A pushy American, knows it all
MacDonald: The gardener
Dr. Thorndyke: A typical English physician
Inspector Milo: The penultimate Scotland Yard Detective
Elizabeth: Talkative cook

Performance Information

November 8 – 9, 2019
VHS Auditorium Tickets: $5 General Admission
Tickets available Online October 1, 2019!