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Auditions for Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington


Chelmsford Theatre Workshop are having auditions for Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington on Monday 19th and Tues 20th  February at 19.45pm up in the bar at The Old Court Theatre Chelmsford. 233 Springfield Road Chelmsford CM26JT.

The play will be on 5th to the 9th June and rehearsals are Mon  & Wed evenings 7.30 to 10  and Sun afternoons from 3 to 6.

Award-winning NODA director Christine Davidson is looking forward to seeing lots of new actors come along. All welcome.

Synopsis of play …………

Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot! It conjures images the world over of glamour, culture and sporting excitement, but now four fish packers from Hull have decided they want in on the action. Unfortunately, they haven’t got any tickets, but they won’t let a little thing like that stand in their way. Join Pearl, Jan, Linda and Shelley in this hilarious comedy from Amanda Whittington (Be My Baby) in their quest to find love, happiness and Tony Christie

Hull Truck premiered this play in 2005 taking place during the course of the actual ‘Royal Ascot at York Racecourse Meeting.  The overriding theme running through much of Whittington’s work is the experiences of women trapped in restrictive or mundane circumstances longing for escape. Whitington is now one of the most widely performed female playwrights in the UK

Roles – 4 Ladies  Pearl – 55 – She is taking early retirement and has had a secret affair for seven years, Jan –  devoted single middle-aged mum – has always been in love with Joe but has never said anything. Spends all her time and money on her only daughter, Linda  mid-twenties has been ruled by her mother all her life; a sweet, shy girl whose six-horse accumulator based on the song titles of Tony Christie could turn out to be a surprise winner and  brassy Shelley 20s a would-be star  misses no opportunity to mug for the TV cameras and go hunting for rich men..  All  ladies have  Hull accents

Men – Joe /Kevin  – Retirement age – 55 to 65 Hull accent Joe is the supervisor of the fish factory and Kevin a Scots drunken gambler at the races

Fred/Patrick –  Fred – a ticket tout (improv work before the play and Patrick an Irish jockey (younger would be better from 25 to 40)

Jim/Barry –  Two juicy roles for middle aged man. One as the commentator (tv pundit) during the races and one as Pearls lover – a bookie

 All male roles could be played by just one man

 For more information please email Christine.Davidson3@btinternet.com




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