Auditions

Wanting to audition for a show at ETC? Auditions are open to everyone who is suitable for the designated roles. There is no fee to audition, but successful members who are cast in ETC productions must agree to pay the $20 annual membership fee which covers administration and insurance costs. This is payable within one month of rehearsals.

To find out specific requirements about what is expected in the audition check out the notices below, or contact the associated director.  If you would like to be placed on our email distribution list for upcoming auditions, please email us at essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com  ETC always welcome new faces and talent and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming audition!

2018 SEASON

PRODUCTION 1

Old Actors Never Die…They Simply Lose the Plot!

By Lynn Brittney

Directed by Alex McMurray and Dawn Hinrichsen

AUDITIONS

Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 7.30pm

Bookings essential for audition time via Director Alex McMurray at almac45@gmail.com or 0409 867 209

SYNOPSIS

The Mount Home for Retired Theatricals is an unusual place – more like a country house hotel than a home for the elderly. As Juliet Sullivan says “Waited on hand and foot – no meals to prepare – beds made. Heaven!” And the manageress positively encourages residents to carry on working as long as they can.

So when Walter Neville (small part veteran of 212 films) arrives, he is overjoyed to find some of his best friends in residence. All is well until the serial womaniser husband of three of the residents (Mrs Sullivan 1, 2 and 3) goes missing – apparently on the run from Russian gangsters. The ladies decide that “He who pays the bills” must be rescued – but how to go about it?

What follows is a truly daft journey into the world of eccentric luvvies that provides some of the best comic roles for senior actors you are ever likely to come across!

CHARACTERS

Please note: Ages are just an indication. If you do not meet the exact age range but would still like to audition, please feel free to contact the director.

British accents required except for Mike and Irina who require Russian accents.

ANN THOMPSON: Female, 40s – Administrator of the Mount Home for Retired Theatricals. Brisk woman, slightly harassed and unsure of all the “actor-types” in her charge.

WALTER NEVILLE: Male, 70s – Retired bit actor, Military bearing, very brisk.

PHYLLIDA SULLIVAN: Female, 70s – Retired Actress, first ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan, known as Phyl. Very clever and leader of the 3 women. Sensible and quick witted.

JULES SULLIVAN: Female, 60’s – Retired Actress, second ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan. A bit bohemian and occasionally flirtatious. Stuck in a 70’s time warp

REBECCA SULLIVAN: Female, 60’s – Retired Actress, third ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan. Known as Becca. Slightly scatty and vague.

MARICA: Female, 30+, The housekeeper. Very chatty and obsessed with actors, a starstruck chatterbox, always smiling.

DANNY STILLER: Male, 60’s, Wealthy retired Actor. Very neurotic and timid.

EDMOND SULLIVAN: Male, 70’s – Actor, still appears in major movies. Very confident and charming with a long history of seduction and adultery.

MIKE MOLINSKY: Male, 30+, Vicious, unhinged but comical Russian gangster. Sharp dresser, carries a scalpel.

IRINA: Female, 30+ Glamorous, but menacing Russian woman.

DMITRI: Male, Any Age, Large menacing bodyguard. Please note this is a NON SPEAKING ROLE.

REHEARSAL PERIOD

Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30PM & Sundays at director’s discretion.

SEASON

15 – 18 March and 22 – 24 March 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Please bring along completed audition form below to your audition, along with a non-returnable photo or headshot. 

ETC Audition Form

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