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AUDITION NOTICE: 'Ladies Down Under' by Javeenbah Theatre

Audition Date: Sunday, 28th July 2024

Venue: Javeenbah Theatre, Stevens St, Nerang QLD

Time: Arrive at 1:30pm for registration in the bar area. Auditions begin at 2:00pm sharp in Sophie’s Space.

Audition Format:

  • Open audition.

  • Self-tape submissions are not specified; attendance in person is required.

How to Prepare:

  1. Audition Pieces: Available upon request. Contact Dawn China via phone (0413 666 815) or email (

  2. Required Materials: Bring a headshot and a bio detailing your theatre work to date.

  3. Commitment: Ensure availability for all rehearsals and performances. Inform Dawn of any pre-existing commitments during the rehearsal period.

Important Dates:

  • Read-through: Sunday, 4th August at 2:00pm (at Dawn China’s home)

  • Rehearsals Begin: Sunday, 11th August at 2:00pm

  • Regular rehearsals: Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings, and either Wednesday or Thursday evenings.

  • From 15th September to 22nd September, Sunday rehearsals will be at 10:00am.

  • Stage Bump In: Monday, 30th September

  • Performance Dates:

  • Opening Night: Saturday, 23rd November at 7:30pm

  • First Matinee: Sunday, 24th November at 2:00pm

  • Additional Performances:

  • Friday, 29th November at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, 30th November at 7:30pm

  • Second Matinee: Sunday, 1st December at 2:00pm

  • Friday, 6th December at 7:30pm

  • Closing Night: Saturday, 7th December at 7:30pm (followed by cast/crew party)

  • Stage Bump Out: Sunday, 8th December

Character Descriptions:

  • Pearl (55-60): The eldest of the group, acts as a maternal figure but reveals vulnerability during the trip.

  • Jan (45-50): Conflicted about her relationship with Joe, she is a constant worrier.

  • Shelley (25-30): A glamorous, materialistic woman who reconnects with her humble origins during the trip.

  • Linda (25-30): A philanthropic young woman who delivers some of the most poignant lines.

  • Joe (45-50): The former supervisor and Jan’s love interest, navigating obstacles to reunite with her.

  • Supporting Male Roles: Various smaller roles including a flight attendant, drag queens, a firefighter, and more, divided among 2 or 3 male actors.


  • Yorkshire accent required for Pearl, Jan, Shelley, Linda, and Joe (can be coached).

  • Australian accent required for other male roles.

Plot Summary:

"Ladies Down Under" follows the four women from "Ladies’ Day" as they travel to Australia after winning big at the races. Their journey is filled with humour and touching moments as they explore the Gold Coast, Uluru, and Sydney’s Mardi Gras, facing various challenges and experiencing personal growth.

For more details and to download the audition pack, visit: Javeenbah Theatre Auditions

For questions or to request audition pieces, contact: Dawn China (Director)

Phone: 0413 666 815


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