Ladies Down Under | Amanda Whittington

Readthrough Monday 17th February at CTW in the bar at 19.45.

Auditions Mon 24th and Tuesday 25th February in the bar at 19.45.

Grab your passports! Chelmsford Theatre Workshop are taking you on an exciting trip to the other side of the world. From our NODA drama award winning team of Ladies’ Day comes the sequel Ladies Down Under.

Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda, the four fish packers from Hull, have decided to use the money they won at the races to treat themselves to a luxury holiday in Australia! However, just like on their trip to Royal Ascot, things don’t go quite to plan.

Amanda Whittington’s Ladies Down Under is a sequel to her hit play,
Ladies’ Day and follows the fortunes of Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda
as they head to Australia.

Having won an absolute fortune at the races last time round, the girls from Hull head off to Australia on the trip of a lifetime. But it’s not all fun Down Under. Jan is terrified that boyfriend, Joe (who left England for a new life at the beginning of Ladies’ Day) may have lost interest in her while he’s been abroad.

Linda is struggling with the burden her new fortune has brought her. Shelley has frittered away her share on designer clothes and partying, but soon discovers she has very little to show for it.

Meanwhile, Pearl is going through a life-changing event herself.

The women each discover something about themselves as their bond deepens and they discover that money can’t buy you love, or happiness.

Female Roles

Jan – Is a devoted single middle aged mum – has always been in love with Joe but has never said anything. She spends all her time and money on her only daughter. Hull accent needed. Age 40’s.

Pearl – Has retired from the factory and now spends time with her husband and children. She has a special reason for wanting to go to Australia. Hull accent needed. Age 50 plus.

Shelley – Loves the money and high life but now has almost spent it all and disillusioned with it all. Will she ever find love?? Hull accent needed. Age 20s.

Linda- Hates having the money and not sure what to do with it. Will she ever find happiness? Hull accent needed.

Male Roles

Joe – Retirement age – 55 to 65. Hull accent. Joe is the supervisor of the fish
factory (Jan’s love interest). He will also play Bill an air steward on-board the plane to Oz.

Shane – A surfer, Danny – a traveller and Bondi Bitch a drag queen. Age 20’s
to 30’s all Australian accents. If you can sing all the better but not necessary.

Tom – a volunteer fire fighter (Australian accent) , Ben – Air steward on board plane to Oz, Charlie – an aristocratic drop out, Koala Bare – drag queen. (Australian accent) Age open.

To read the script or for more information, please email Christine Davidson: christine.davidson3@btinternet.com.

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Note that in exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary for one or more characters to be assigned prior to auditions. There will always be advanced notice of this to avoid disappointment. Unless there is an exception clearly stated here, roles are not pre-determined.

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