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Rope – Run 14th-18th November 2017

Review of Rope in June and Winter

Our darkly comic thriller Rope opened on Tuesday 14th November and it runs until Saturday 18th November. Ticket can be bought here: Websters Theatre, Glasgow

Loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case, two university students, Wyndham Brandon and (in our version) Charlotte “Granno” Granillo, murder fellow student Ronald Kentley as an expression of their Nihilistic intellectual superiority. They hide Kentley’s body in a chest and invite his friends and family round for a party, using the chest as a table. 

It was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, and the real life murder case was also filmed as Compulsion.

Directed by Gary Hurr, produced by Aaron Robert Pennie and stage managed by Stacy Nicholson.

Cast

Wyndham Brandon – Kristopher Curran

Charlotte Granillo – Eveline Novak

Sabot – Sara Hamilton

Sir Johnstone Kentley – Neil Anderson

Kenneth Raglan – Stewart Macdougall

Leila Arden – Jade Kelly

Mrs Debenham – Jenny Ryall

Rupert Cadell – Richard Craig

Ronald Kentley – Aaron Robert Pennie

 

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Rope: Audition Notice

(Buy Tickets Here)

This November STG will be staging the darkly brilliant Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, written in 1929 and loosely based on the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case, and we’re looking for a cast !

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Murder is an art.

There is no such thing as the perfect murder. Or is there? Join us this autumn for a night of mystery, intrigue and plots in a production inspired by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.

When two wealthy students, Brandon and Granillo, plot and commit the ‘perfect crime’ to prove their intellectual superiority, the arrogance of the thrill killers gradually comes undone as they invite family and friends for a dinner party with a difference.

Set in the era of the Mad Men, come and enjoy a night of smart suits, designer dresses, and razor sharp dialogue. Brought to you by Director Gary Hurr (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Producer Aaron Pennie (Reasons To Be Pretty) – this is sure to be a hot ticket for those cool November nights.  ‘Rope’ will be performed at Glasgow’s intimate theatre, Websters, in the heart of the west end from November 14 – 18, 2017.

Cast of Characters:

Brandon – arrogant, superior, aesthete, domineering, athletic. (male, playing age: 20/30s)

Granillo – weak and easily led. Nervous and fidgety. Dominated by Brandon. (male or female, 20/30s)

Kenneth Raglan – a fawning hanger-on. Has a soft spot for Leila Arden. Small part (male, 20/30s)

Leila Arden – demonstrative friend of Brandon and Granillo. Likes being the centre of attention. (female, 20/30s)

Sir Johnstone Kentley – elderly book collector, the father of the murdered man (male, 50/60s or older)

Mrs Debenham – a rather silly, upper class woman. Small part (40s)

Rupert Cadell – an older acquaintance of Brandon and Granillo. Poetic and a dreamer. Gradually unravels the murder plot using old fashioned detective work (male, 30/40/50s)

Sabot – a surly manservant to Brandon and Granillo. Small part (50s)

Ronald Kentley – the murdered student friend of Brandon and Granillo. (non-speaking part, seen briefly at the beginning and end of the play. ) (male, flexible with age range)

Auditions will be held in Glasgow in the week beginning August 28. Rehearsals will be held, initially, twice weekly from early September and the production week is November 13 – 18. Familiarity with RP (accents) would be an advantage.

To book an audition slot please email: rope-stg@outlook.com

 

New Show – Glengarry Glen Ross

Here’s the poster for our next full-length show!

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet – a play about desperate real estate agents using ruthless methods to sell subpar properties to naive buyers. Packed full of wit, swearing, and double-dealing.

The tiny Gothics (hour long melodrama/horrors from the Victorian age) are still under construction (keep getting in touch if you’re interested). 

We’ll be putting out an audition notice for Glengarry Glen Ross soon – meanwhile you can already buy tickets!

http://www.webstersglasgow.com/events/glengarry-glen-ross-2016-09-07/

Glengarry-Glen-Ross poster