Murdered to Death - Character Synopsis
The characters in Murdered to Death are all deliberately based upon ‘whodunnit’ stereotypes. Experience over many productions shows that the humour works best when they are played relatively ‘straight’. Ages are for guidance only and can be varied, provided that the overall balance is maintained.
Mildred - Late fifties. Moderately wealthy owner of Bagshot House.
Dorothy - Mildred’s niece. Late twenties and rather plain.
Bunting - The butler. Sixties. Pedantic and rather creepy.
Colonel Charles Craddock - Early sixties. Dresses in tweeds. Confident but blustering.
Margaret Craddock - The long-suffering but acerbic wife of Charles.
Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington - Mid twenties. Attractive and stunningly dressed. Very high society.
Pierre Marceau - A french art dealer in his early thirties. An exaggerated french accent.
Joan Maple - A spinster in her sixties. Amateur sleuth.
Constable Thomkins - Young, bright uniformed village policeman.
Inspector Pratt - Inept, posing and clumsy.