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13 July @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Written By: Simon Woods

Director: Sally Putnam

Synopsis:   ‘Hansard’ is an intimate domestic drama about a long and troubled marriage. It is also a comedy about politics.

The set is a lovely country mansion in the Cotswolds. The time is a Saturday morning in the summer of 1988, towards the end of the Thatcher years. It is the home of Tory cabinet member, Robin Hesketh and his politically-opposed, stay-at-home wife of 30 years, Diana.

The play ends with a ‘delicate’, heart-rending revelation.


Role Name:  Robin Hesketh         Gender: Male        Stage Age: 50s

Role Information:  A junior minister in Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government. He is a product of his upper class upbringing and proud of the part he has played in the recent passing of controversial legislation relating to homosexuality. He essentially considers himself a ‘decent’, well-bred, well-educated man with absolutely unquestioning self-confidence; privileged, without being aware of it.

Role Name:  Diana Hesketh     Gender: Female      Stage Age: 50s

Role Information:        Robin’s long-suffering wife who is diametrically opposed to her husband’s political stance. She is a compassionate, caring person, but angry, bored and very cynical about her foundering marriage and her life in general. She is intelligent and ambitious but has never been taken seriously. She feels a combination of frustration and regret about what she could have achieved.

Production Website/ more information at: https://www.stirlingplayers.sct.org.au/

Other Information:     To book an audition time or for further information, please contact John Graham at contactstirlingplayers@gmail.com.

Audition Contact Name:        John Graham

Audition Contact Email:         contactstirlingplayers@gmail.com

Audition Contact Phone Number:    0404555808


13 July
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Stirling Players
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Drama, Comedy