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AUDITION NOTICE: 'How the Other Half Loves' by Sunnybank Theatre Group

About the Play: "How The Other Half Loves" by Alan Ayckbourn is a comedic exploration of the tangled lives of three married couples. Frank and Fiona Foster, Bob and Teresa Phillips, and William and Mary Featherstone find themselves caught in a web of misunderstandings, lies, and mistaken identities. As their lives intertwine, hilarity ensues, with the audience often privy to more than the characters themselves.

Audition Details:

  • Date: Sunday, 16th June

  • Time: 11:00 am sharp

  • Location: Sunnybank Theatre, 14 Mains Rd, Sunnybank QLD 4109

  • Audition Format: Group auditions, cold reading from the script

Character Breakdown:

  • Frank Foster: Late 50s to early 60s. The boss of the company where all three men work. Often vague and somewhat dull.

  • Fiona Foster: In her 40s. Elegant and involved in charity work. Revealed early on to be having an affair with Bob Phillips.

  • Bob Phillips: In his 30s. A bit of a slob, selfish, and enjoys his affair with Fiona. Has a stormy relationship with Teresa.

  • Teresa Phillips: In her 30s. Untidy, intense, and tired-looking. Her priorities do not include housework, and she has a stormy relationship with Bob.

  • William Featherstone: In his 30s. A bit of a nerd, striving to make a good impression at work and overly tolerant.

  • Mary Featherstone: In her 30s. Nervous, conscious of her husband's aspirations, and supportive despite challenging circumstances.

Performance Season: 30th August to 14th September, 2024

Rehearsals: From 8th July, three times per week

Audition Requirements: No audition piece required, Cold reading from the script

Registration: Registration is required to audition. Complete the form via the audition register button on the website.


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