Audition Date and time
Monday 19 April at 7:30 pm at The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy
Any questions are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
Roles and their description in the text:
Jack Cameron – An attractive middle aged man.
Susie Cameron – His wife, slightly younger than Jack and has an air of sophistication.
Mark Webster – Middle aged to elderly, pompous and pedantic. He is a leasing agent for the property.
Simon Willis –
Flic Willis – (Simon’s wife). They are young, eager and casually dressed but their clothes are more department store than designer.
Marcia Bradshaw – (Flic’s mother). A difficult and forbidding woman and a terrible snob.
Guardian Angel – Middle aged female, dressed in tweedy old clothes.
About the play/story:
Jack and Susie Cameron are spirits who have returned to the country cottage where they once lived. This is because they were refused entry into heaven – Jack is an atheist.
In life Jack was a famous crime writer and Susie his sophisticated wife.
In death they have been quite bored scaring off the estate agent and prospective tenants.
Until Simon and Flic come along. Simon is an aspiring crime writer himself and idolises Jack Cameron and Susie loves the idea that Flic is pregnant. Flic’s monstrous mother, Marcia, is doing her best to separate them. Simon gets writer’s block, so Susie draws Jack in to helping him – so Jack and Susie become drawn in to Simon and Flic’s lives.
Nothing works so Susie calls down her guardian angel, who, much to her surprise, actually show up! But she is nothing like the angelic figure we would expect.
But she does show Jack and Susie a rather unorthodox way to help Simon with his writing which also ends up producing some hilarious scenes of utter confusion.
The plays crescendos to Christmas arriving with a snow storm and a baby and some nice twists at the end.
This is an entertaining comedy that audiences should enjoy from the opening moments without working too hard.
The dialogue is clever and fast paced and the audience is listening to multiple conversation through much of the play. So there is no time to rest.
The two couples have much of the workload, particularly Jack and Susie who are on stage most of the play.
But all of the roles are interesting and memorable.
Rehearsals and Performances
Rehearsals commence in the foyer on Tuesday 27th April at 7:30 pm (Tuesday and Thursday)
They will continue in the theatre after bump out of Ladies in Lavender (1st June). Performances open on Friday 6th August and conclude on 22nd August.