Snake in the Grass Auditions

Join director Lynda Lewis on Thursday 9th May at 7:30pm in the Bear Pit Theatre Bar to read our November production, Alan Ayckbourn’s Snake in the Grass.

Audition will be taking place Tuesday 14th May at 7:30pm in the Bear Pit Theatre bar

“A creepily, scarily, eerily enjoyable evening.” – Sunday Times
“It’s a suspense drama about murder, blackmail and haunting; there is depth and subtlety…” – Financial Times

“Subtle and powerful.” – The Guardian

Miriam has cared for her father in the family home during his vituperative last years with the help of a creepily polite nurse, Alice. On Father’s death, Miriam’s older sister, handsome, divorced Annabel, comes home after over thirty years in Tasmania to find Daddy has left the bulk of his fortune to her. Alice complains to Annabel that Miriam has sacked her and is intent upon blackmail, having evidence, she says, that Miriam did away with the old man. Miriam and Annabel join forces against Alice and the blackmailer’s body is soon hurtling down the well, but all does not end there.


There are three female characters in the play, they are:

Annabel Chester, fifty, was a successful married business woman, now divorced and her business collapsed

Miriam Chester, forty-four, Annabel’s younger sister, eternally house-bound to her late father’s house

Alice Moody, nurse for Annabel and Miriam’s father shortly before his death (aged forty in the published script, but the character in the 2008 revival was younger).

There is also a small voice-only part of a man’s voice