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22 Sep, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Audition Contact: Thomas Dimmick – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 387 689
Audition Venue: Mosman Park Memorial Hall (Camelot), 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park WA 6012
Audition Date(s): 22nd September 2018 with call backs if required 29th September
Audition Time(s): 9.00am – 1.00pm
You will be required to prepare a short monologue (4 minutes max). There will also be a cold reading from the script on the day.
Hilary Moynihan (40-50) – The eldest of the Moynihan sisters. She lives in Sorrento, in the family home, with her father and 16-year-old son. Her husband was killed in a car accident. She owns a small gourmet deli in the main street. Must be comfortable smoking herbal cigarettes.
Meg Moynihan (35-45) – The middle sister, is a novelist and expatriate. She has been in London for ten years. Her second novel, Melancholy, has been nominated for the Booker Prize.
Pippa Moynihan (30-40) – The youngest sister, currently living in New York. She is well travelled and now a highly paid advertising executive
Wal Moynihan (60+) – Father to Hilary, Pippa and Meg. He is retired now, having been the proprietor of the local garage, Moynihan Motors. His family has been in Sorrento for generations, as a result he is something of a local character.
Marge Morrisey (45-65) – Teacher, divorcee and mother of four. All her children have grown up and left home. She has a holiday house in Sorrento, where she goes every weekend.
Dick Bennett (30-50) – Editor of the Australian Voice. His friendship with Marge dates back to the early 70s. He lives alone in a rented flat and is a regular visitor to Marge’s holiday house.
Edwin Bates (35-50) – An Englishman married to Meg. He is a partner in a successful publishing firm in London.
Troy Moynihan (16-20) – To play 16, Hilary’s son
Show: HOTEL SORRENTO
Author: Hannie Rayson
Venue: Mosman Park Memorial Hall (Camelot), 16 Lochee Street, MOSMAN PARK WA 6012
Theatre Company: Harbour Theatre Inc
Show Dates: December 7 – 16 2018 (10 performances)
Director: Thomas Dimmick
The play tells the story of three sisters reunited in the sleepy Australian town of Sorrento after a ten-year hiatus. Meg, the sister who has left home and made a new life for herself in England has written a successful, Booker-nominated novel based on her life in Australia, and returned home to discover that her aggrieved sisters maintain the novel is actually their life story, with only the names changed. Now privacy, memory, notions of loyalty and contested versions of who has the right to ‘own’ shared histories is paramount.