1+2+2+1 (+2+1+1) Audition Monologues for Clue

Written by Amanda Grace

October 21, 2020

Take the guesswork out of auditioning for Sandy Rustin’s staging of Jonathan Lynn’s murder mystery! These monologues all add up to a great read.

Auditioning for Wadsworth

From A La Recherche Du Frank Perdue by David Grimm

The prim, proper, slightly prideful butler is also the mastermind of behind the mansion’s mayhem. Tap into the character of the conductor with this clever speech delivered by the omniscient Prologue, who clues that audience in to the scandalous life of Frank Purdue.

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Auditioning for Yvette

From Hanging Women by Donna Spector

Yvette’s obvious sex appeal masks qualities of a darker nature, similar to those possessed by Alicia, who has mourned her missing husband so dearly that when she discovers he’s planning on returning, she plots his murder. In the meantime, Alicia shares the sensuous first encounter she had with her husband with Cleandine and Peony… their daughters.

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Auditioning for Miss Scarlet

From Hypocrites & Strippers by Kim Yaged

Miss Scarlet is the brains of an escort business, but she makes her body work for her. Sex is also but a means to an end for Jyl, who breaks down the pragmatics of her business for the audience as she aspires to something greater.

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Auditioning for Mrs. Peacock

From Lady Magic by Alan Rossett

Outwardly conservative, Mrs. Peacock is less-than-collected. Channel her neurosis with this piece delivered by eccentric Hanna, who has foreseen her early death since childhood, and made a pretty penny by novelizing it.

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Auditioning for Mrs. White

From Wishing Aces by Rosary O’Neill

Mrs. White may or may not have murdered her five ex-husbands; while Kitty’s husband isn’t dead (yet), she’s getting a bit macabre in relating the history behind her failed marriage to their son, Bucky, who follows his mother as she steals away with a university professor.

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Auditioning for Colonel Mustard

From I.S.O. by Barbara Lhota & Janet B. Milstein

Colonel Mustard’s defensiveness stems from quite a deal of stuffed-up self-entitlement. Unfounded pride is also the M.O. for Donald, who attempts to cover up his inadequacy in the office by speaking so incomprehensibly that his subordinates assume he’s a genius.

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Auditioning for Professor Plum

From All in the Faculty by William Ivor Fowkes

Professor Plum may be bookish, but he’s anything but blushing, just like Philosophy Department Chair Alfred. In this monologue, Alfred attempts to convince newbie Ned to sleep with his wife; if Ned refuses to flatter Alfred’s spouse by participating in their arrangement, he faces being fired.

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Auditioning for Mr. Green

From Private Property by William Ivor Fowkes

Getting caught up in a murder party is any pencil-pusher’s worst nightmare; just like the square Mr. Green, Gregory can seem a bit paranoid… but maybe it’s just because he and his husband’s strange house rules are the only thing keeping a horde of corpses underground.

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Auditioning for Ensemble Woman (The Cook, The Motorist, An Agent)

From Christie by Cullen Douglas

The main female ensemble role is that of the mansion’s menacing Cook. Christie’s speech to the detective inspector questioning her for murder provides the perfect opportunity to show off your manipulative, masochistic side.

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Amanda Grace is an actor, writer, composer, improvisor and director whose work has graced stages from  Central Florida to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is based in London, where she is studying to obtain her M.F.A. in Actor & Performer Training at Rose Bruford College. Amanda holds an honours B.A. in Theatre Studies and a B.A. in Psychology, as well as a certificate in Shakespearean Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her original albums can be streamed at amandagrace.bandcamp.com.