What's On


5 Oct 2023 - 15 Oct 2023
The Basin Theatre Group Inc.

VDL Awards Entry: 2023

Author: Mark Dunn

Director: LB Bradley

Genre: Comedy

Agent: An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical, on behalf of RIGHTS HOLDER


It’s 1988, a time before mobile phones, texting & cheap long-distance calls.

The Walker sisters’ mother has eaten some bad tuna and been taken to hospital. Again. When oldest sister Peggy calls to inform her five sisters a series of phone calls ensues. Second eldest Aneece is too busy being bitter at their mother to talk to Peggy, Audrey prefers to put Huckle, her ventriloquist dummy, on the phone instead of speaking to her sister and Sherry has changed her name to Dust & is more interested in abstract poetry with her current lover than discussing their mother’s various ailments. Roseanne’s life is falling apart, yet she still seems to come second to her husband’s midlife crisis and youngest sister Paige is having romantic troubles, all of which take precedence over their mother’s latest drama. All in all Peggy doesn’t have much luck gaining sympathy for Mama.

A series of 45 phone calls over one autumn weekend reveals cracks in the foundation of the Walker family. Sisterly bonds are tested, loves are lost and found and old wounds are reopened in this heartfelt comedy about family, trauma and love.


Start Date: 5 Oct 2023

End Date: 15 Oct 2023

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 7th Oct 2023
  • Sun 8th Oct 2023
  • Sat 14th Oct 2023
  • Sun 15th Oct 2023

8:00pm on:

  • Thu 5th Oct 2023
  • Fri 6th Oct 2023
  • Sat 7th Oct 2023
  • Thu 12th Oct 2023
  • Fri 13th Oct 2023
  • Sat 14th Oct 2023

Ticket Prices:

OTHER GROUP 10+ $25.00

Bookings: https://authebasin.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/sales Phone: 1300 784 668 Email: tickets@thebasintheatre.org.au

Theatre: The Basin Theatre

Theatre Address:

Corner of Doongalla Road and Simpsons Road, The Basin, VIC 3154


Characters Summary:

6 Female Roles (mid 20s – early 50s)

Please read 'Other Information' at the bottom of this audition notice as it contains additional requirements for the audition.

Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 16th Jul 2023

7:00pm on:

  • Mon 17th Jul 2023

More info