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7 Dec 2019 - 5 Dec 2020
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Leading Ladies

The 1812 Theatre
14 Nov 2019 - 7 Dec 2019

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Pip Le Blond

Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical

Synopsis

Jack and Leo are two English actors whose careers are not exactly going to plan. They are broke and have resorted to performing in questionable plays in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When an opportunity presents itself that could change their lives the question is; just how far are they
prepared to go for a large pile of cash and the girls of their dreams?

Crimes of the heart – Two one act plays

Warrandyte Theatre Company
22 Nov 2019 - 7 Dec 2019

Author: Mike Bartlett, Arthur Miller

Director: David Tynan, Adrian Rice

Agent: HAL Leonard, Dramatis Play Inc

Synopsis

Contractions – a wicked satire about rules, regulations and repercussions of workplace relationships. Emma may be having a relationship with her colleague Derek but who decides if it can continue?

Elegy for a Lady – Is it a crime for a man to fall in love with a much younger woman? A man seeks a gift for a dying lover. The boutique owner offers genuine heart felt advice

The Revenger’s Tragedy

Arrant Knaves Inc
5 Dec 2019 - 7 Dec 2019

Author: Thomas Middleton

Director: Tom Bradley

Synopsis

This play has been called tragic burlesque. Vindice, seeks to avenge his fiancee’s death, after the corrupt and decadent Duke has had her poisoned after he has tried (and failed) to seduce her.

The play is full of colourful and thoroughly disreptuable characters ost of whom are seeking to kill anyone who stands between them and the Dukedom.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
6 Dec 2019 - 14 Dec 2019

Author: Erich Fordham & Ryan Purdey, adapted from Charles Dickens

Director: Morgan Thomas-Connor & Ryan Purdey

Synopsis

“Ebenezer Scrooge is a cruel, pitiless old miser who hates Christmas and everything associated with it. He is never likely to change his opinion on the matter, until one Christmas Eve, when he is haunted by three spirits. These ghosts – the forces of Christmas Past, Present, and Future – bend the very fabric of space and time to take Scrooge on a journey that’ll change his life (and quite possibly, the world around him) forever.

The Witches

Encore Theatre Inc.
9 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020

Author: Adapted by David Wood, based on the story by Roald Dahl

Director: David Collins

Agent: Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Synopsis

Real witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks, they look very much like ordinary people, and they have a diabolical plan to rid the world of children once and for all.

This faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story follows a grandmother and her grandchild
on holiday to an English seaside hotel. They come face to face with the witches, their schemes, and the Grand High Witch herself!

Waiting for God

Peridot Theatre Inc.
31 Jan 2020 - 15 Feb 2020

Author: Michael Aitkens

Director: Bob Bramble

Synopsis

This is a stage version of the Television series of the same name, exploring the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.
Other Information: Closed audition by appointment with the director. Auditionees will be sent a copy of the script and audition pieces. They will be expected to be very familiar with the script and required pieces.

The Last Romance

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
12 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

Author: Joe DiPietro

Director: Keith Hutton

Agent: CAA

Synopsis

Set in Hoboken, New Jersey, the play is built around Ralph Bellini’s pursuit of romance, his search for emotional escape from the constricting life he leads as a widower sharing a small apartment with his selfish, bitter sister Rose, whose husband left her 22 years ago. She never got over it and, being Catholic, refused to divorce. Ralph is a frustrated opera singer who yearns to bring into his daily life some of the grand passions he once imagined enacting on the stage. And he cherishes the memories of the performances he has attended at the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan, a temple of romance lying just across the Hudson—a shrine where he could experience those passions vicariously.

But those trips to the opera with his late wife were few, and now lie long in the past. The
present for Ralph is Hoboken and his Italian-American community—a world that both nurtures and constrains him. His dreams only come to life on the stage of the Met in Manhattan—which he can rarely afford to visit—but his reality is defined by the hemmed-in dog-run in which he walks each day, until he meets someone…

Crown Matrimonial

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
14 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

Author: Royce Ryton

Director: Nick Opolski

Agent: Hal Leonard Pty. Ltd.

Synopsis

Set in Marlborough House, it is 1936, and the English monarchy is facing its greatest crisis in 400 years. The new king, Edward, is determined to marry the twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson, against the wishes of the Parliament, the Church and the English people. For his mother, Queen Mary, the prospect of a king abdicating his throne is too terrible to contemplate. Royce Ryton’s sensitive drama tells the story of the family at the very centre of the historic events – a family almost torn apart by the struggle between public duty and private love, leading up to the constitutional crisis and abdication of Edward VIII.

Death Knell

The Basin Theatre Group
14 Feb 2020 - 7 Mar 2020

Author: James Cawood

Director: Gregor McGibbon

Agent: Hal Leonard Australia on behalf of the Rights Holders

Synopsis

Set in an isolated hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, famous playwright Henry Roth and his wife, Evelyn, await the arrival of a young charismatic (but unknown) actor, Jack Willoughby who is determined to secure a role in Henry’s new play.

What starts out as a seemingly innocent audition soon leads to an evening full of twists, turns and eventually !!!!!!!!. Mixing black comedy and shocks of the highest order, Death Knell reinvents the classic thriller genre and will leave audiences breathless and beguiled right up to the final curtain.

Gaslight

Heidelberg Theatre Company
14 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

Author: Patrick Hamilton (adapted by David Jacklin)

Director: Catherine Christensen

Synopsis

Bella Manningham, a fragile, frightened young wife suffers from what she tears may be the early stages of insanity, from which her mother died. Her husband is charming and supportive and making every effort to support her…or so she believes.

Set in Victorian London, in the gloom of a foggy night. Gaslight is regarded as a classic stage thriller. We can promise a highly-charged night at the theatre.

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