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The Wee Small Hours
7 Jun, 2015
About the show:
The action takes place in the present, in any city in Australia.
Sara, born in Manchester, emigrated to Australia when her marriage failed. She worked as a librarian and became fascinated by the plays she read. She joined an amateur theatrical society, won Actress of The Year award and was offered professional work which led to a very successful career.
Enter her widowed sister, Nan, whom Sara hasn’t seen since her departure from England nineteen years ago. Both have skeletons in the cupboard which become difficult to hide on this face-to-face basis. Sara is about to open in a new play and we meet her much younger lover, Barry, who is the stage manager, a dinky-di likeable Aussie. One week before opening night Sara’s leading man has an accident and breaks his leg. To her horror the management replaces him with the older lover who dumped her sixteen years ago and chaos ensues.
Two Men are required and a Teenage Girl for a voice over.
The Older Man, who needs to pass for 58 on stage should be still attractive and have a very cultured English accent. He is an actor, Gregory Phillips, who became a TV star and is full of himself. He had a relationship with the successful, attractive actress many years ago, then dumped her.
The Younger Man, Barry, in his thirties, is a dinky-di loveable Aussie bloke who is the stage manager of the play that is about to open with the attractive actress in it.
Both men have had a relationship with her and when the two men find they have to work together the fireworks start flying.
The Teenage Girl needs acting experience. Although she will only make a recording of her voice, she is required to get across two different emotions which is quite difficult with voice only.
Audition Contact: Please contact Alice Dale 9257 2993 email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an audition time
Author: Alice Dale
Director: Alice Dale
Show Dates: October 2015. Evenings 1,2,3,8,9,10,14,15,16,17 @ 8pm. Matinees 4,11 @ 2pm