Ladies’ Day

17 Jul 2022 @ 7:30pm,
18 Jul 2022 @ 7:30pm
Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.

Author: Amanda Whittington

Director: Pip Le Blond

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd


Life is one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when they head to Ladies’ Day at the races. Factory hair nets make way for fascinators as the four friends hit the races for an unforgettable day out. Secrets are spilled with the champagne and friendships are tested to the limit. Personal lives and relationships are unveiled in both humorous and somewhat more serious interactions. Yet as the day unfolds and tempers fray, their accumulator bet keeps quietly winning. If their luck and their nerves hold, the ladies could hit the jackpot – and more besides.


Characters Summary:

Jim McCormack

Characters Description:

Female, mid-50s, a fish packer
Pearl is kind and generous, slightly better off than the others. She is married with four children and one grandson.

Female, mid-40s, a fish packer
Jan is a single mum who is slightly dowdy and who saves every penny she earns for her daughter who is about to go to university.

Female, mid-20s, a fish packer
Shelley is single, brash and she drinks too much. Dressing in a cheap and tarty fashion Shelley is a wannabe, a good time girl and on the lookout for a millionaire.

Female, mid-20s, a fish packer
Also single Linda was brought up by her Nan and is a huge Tony Christie fan. She is quiet, thoughtful and dresses conservatively – not at all showy – the opposite to Shelley.

Male, 40-60 years, supervisor

Male, any age, ticket tout

Jim McCormack
Male, 30-40s, TV pundit

Male, 30s, Irish jockey

Male, no specified age, gambler

Male, around 50-60 years, bookie

All characters require a Northern UK accent. A little singing ability is required for the female roles.
Although there are six male characters it is possible for actors to double up.

Precast Characters:


Audition Venue & Dates

Audition Dates and Times:

7:30pm on:

  • Sun 17th Jul 2022
  • Mon 18th Jul 2022

Audition Venue Name: Malvern Theatre

Audition Venue Address:

29 Burke Rd, Malvern East, VIC, 3145

Audition Enquiries Contact: Pip Le Blond E: M:0400 350 792


Season Dates: 17 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023


2:00pm on:

  • Sat 18th Feb 2023
  • Sun 26th Feb 2023
  • Sat 4th Mar 2023

8:00pm on:

  • Fri 17th Feb 2023
  • Sat 18th Feb 2023
  • Wed 22nd Feb 2023
  • Thu 23rd Feb 2023
  • Fri 24th Feb 2023
  • Sat 25th Feb 2023
  • Wed 1st Mar 2023
  • Thu 2nd Mar 2023
  • Fri 3rd Mar 2023
  • Sat 4th Mar 2023

More info

Other Information

Other Information:

Auditions are strictly by appointment.

Successful cast members MUST BE available for the rehearsal period which is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 27th November & 18th December 2022, and re-commencing on 8th January 2023 until 16th February 2023. You must also be available for all production dates. Please check you are available for all performance dates before booking your audition time. Please also inform the Director at your audition, if there is a possibility of you taking on professional acting work that may conflict with rehearsal and performance dates.

A copy of the script will be provided, together with a list of the sections to be read at audition. It is expected that auditionees will have read the play and have a reasonable understanding of it.
You will be required to submit a resume and headshot prior to the audition via our online audition form.

If you are successful, you will be required to become a member of the Malvern Theatre Company, if you are not already and abide by our Association Rules & Policies.