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AUDITION NOTICE: "Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell" by Ad Astra Theatre

Join us for auditions for "Speaking in Tongues," a gripping drama exploring betrayal, lust, and longing, directed by Heidi Gledhill and produced by Ad Astra Theatre Company.


  • Date: Saturday, 1st June, 10 AM – 3 PM

  • Callbacks: Monday 2nd/Tuesday 3rd June, 6 PM – 9 PM

To Apply: Email with your current CV (Word or Google Doc) and a RECENT colour headshot. Specify the role(s) you are auditioning for.

VENUE: Ad Astra Theatre, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley

PERFORMANCE SEASON: 5th September - 28th September 2024

PERFORMANCE TIMES: Thurs, Fri & Sat 7:30 PM, Sun Matinees 2 PM

REHEARSALS: Two weeknights 7-10 PM and one weekend day 9-5 (exact schedule to be confirmed)

PAYMENT: Co-op production - actors receive a share of ticket sales after expenses.


Nine lives are woven together in Andrew Bovell’s mystery-drama, Speaking in Tongues. Leon is married to Sonja; Jane is married to Pete, and one night, each spouse chances upon the other’s. Tandemly, they wind up in seedy motel rooms. While Pete and Sonja resist the one-night stand; Leon and Jane do not. Neil, a lonely man, pines for Sarah, the love of his life, who moved on decades ago. John’s wife Valerie goes missing and her stiletto is last seen in Nick’s car. The tension of love, marriage, infidelity, and trust is navigated in this tense, dramatic mystery. A complex, non-linear structure with rich language makes this play a challenging gem for experienced actors.


The play features a cast of four actors, each portraying two or three characters across the three parts of the production:




  • PETE/NEIL/JOHN - this role has already been cast

LEON, Sonja's husband

SONJA, Leon's wife

JANE, Pete's wife, Nick's neighbour

PETE, Jane's husband, Nick's neighbour

VALERIE, John's wife, Sarah's therapist 

SARAH, Valerie's client, Neil's ex-girlfriend 

NICK, Jane's and Pete's neighbour

NEIL, Sarah's ex-boyfriend

JOHN, Valerie's husband 


  • Director - Heidi Gledhill

  • Creative Director - Fiona Kennedy

  • Producer - Gregory Wilken


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