I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

27 Jan 2021 @ 7:30pm,
28 Jan 2021 @ 7:30pm
Eltham Little Theatre Inc.

Author: Peter Colley

Director: Jane Carter

Genre: Drama

Agent: By Arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company


Gothic thriller with a splash of comedy in between the screams of terror!
Jan has recently had a nervous breakdown, and her husband Greg, an archaeologist, has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. The old farmhouse is near an archaeological dig where he can continue his studies. When George, the hilarious farmer they rent the house from, tells stories about a terrible murder that once took place in the farmhouse and the ghost that reputedly stalks the night, Jan’s imagination gets fired up. The situation gets even worse when Laura, Greg’s beautiful but manipulative sister arrives. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of the vengeful ghost. Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense.


Characters Summary:

2 Females 2 Males

The two females and one of the males can be anywhere between 25- 45 but all three must be close in age. They represent a married couple and the husband's sister.

The last male needs to be 45 plus and should look older than the other three.

Characters Description:

Jan Sanderson: Nervy and insecure, delicate and vulnerable. She deeply loves Greg and wants to reinvigorate their marriage.

Greg Sanderson: Charming and quirky nerd type character who is also quite fit (likes jogging) and has a certain sexual charisma. He must appear affectionate towards Jan, however he can also be insensitive and detached.

Laura Sanderson: Greg’s sister. Confident, assertive, sophisticated businesswoman. Sly and highly manipulative. Cool and distant she can also turn on the charm when it serves her purpose.

George Willowby: Neighbour. Comic character. Loveable old farmer who likes to spin tales that are often morbid and frightening. Storyteller with a black sense of humour. Has a wicked laugh.

Audition Venue & Dates

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 27 Jan 2021 @ 7:30pm

2: 28 Jan 2021 @ 7:30pm

Audition Venue Name: Eltham Performing Arts Centre

Audition Venue Address:

1603 Main Rd
Research 3095

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Season Dates: 16 Apr 2021 - 1 May 2021


1: 16 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

2: 17 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

3: 18 Apr 2021 @ 2:00pm

4: 22 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

5: 23 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

6: 24 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

7: 29 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

8: 30 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

9: 1 May 2021 @ 8:00pm

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Other Information

Other Information:

Please Contact Director
Jane Carter for an audition time on 0421 227 286