June 12th-16th 2018
Mindgame – Anthony Horowitz
directed by Ken Swan
Auditions: Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th January 2018
No reading of whole script until play is cast
Mark Styler - writer 50 - ish Self confident to the point of being smug.
Dr. Alex Farquhar 50 - ish Saturnine and benevolent. A blend of Sherlock Holmes and
Nurse Paisley Late 40's Spinsterish, serious, severe, nervous.
When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy "true crime" paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he is walking into. First he has to get past Dr. Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum wher Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the mysterious meat in the fridge? And why isn't the skeleton in the closet?
Mindgame is a puzzlebox of a play. A dazzling thriller and a jet black comedy that twists it's way to a chilling conclusion.