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The Actress

20 January @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

About this show:

A funny and poignant comedy, dramatising the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her farewell performance on the West End stage, while dealing with unexpected visitors. Drama and comedy collide as people say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, exchange insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles. Time: 1940s

Peter Quilter’s plays have been translated into 30 languages and performed in over 40 countries. He is best known for his Broadway play End of the Rainbow, which was adapted for the Oscar-winning film Judy (2019), starring Renée Zellweger and the West End comedy Glorious! about the amateur opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins. Peter has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award (Best New Comedy and Best New Play) and his Broadway debut was nominated for 3 Tony Awards.

Therry’s production is under the stewardship of one of Adelaide’s foremost theatre directors, Geoff Brittain.

Roles Available (stage ages)

Harriet – Lydia’s (our star) agent – a strong willed business woman (any age). 

Nicole – Lydia’s daughter (30s). She loves her mother but has no interest in the theatre and feels her mother doesn’t really know she exists.

Paul – Nicole’s father (50-60s) Lydia first husband. Younger than Lydia and still wants to play the field. Thinks he is irresistible to women. Believes that ,though divorced, Lydia still loves him.

Margaret – The theatre company manager. Runs the theatre and looks after the stars. But always feels she is beneath them.

Season (10 performances at The Arts Theatre, Angas Street, Adelaide)

Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 November at 7.30 pm

Matinees: Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 November at 2 pm

Wednesday, 13 to Saturday, 16 November at 7.30 pm

Third Matinee: Saturday, 16 November at 2 pm

Preview ($10): Wednesday, 6 November at 7.30 pm


Rehearsals: Sundays (2-5 pm), Tuesdays (7-10 pm) and Thursdays (7-10 pm).

Auditions: Saturday 20 January 2024 from 10.30 pm at the Therry Clubrooms, 1 Regina Court, Beverley

Book: https://www.trybooking.com/CNRVX


20 January
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Therry Theatre
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Drama, Comedy


Therry Clubrooms
Unit 2/ 1 Regina Court
Beverley, SA 5009 Australia
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