THE ANNIVERSARY by Bill MacIlwraith
Auditions for this full-length play are being held 6pm-8pm on Thursday 28th April 2022 at the Rockhampton Little Theatre clubroom in Walter Reid Cultural Centre. There are 3 Female and 3 Male parts. Performances are scheduled for 15th/16th and 22nd/23rd July 2022.
Anyone interested in acting and able to commit to this production, plus our organisation’s Code of Conduct, please come along! Open to actors 18 years and older (NOTE: Membership will be required to participate beyond the auditions).
This comedy of family power-play is set in South London in 1966. Tom brings his pregnant fiancée Shirley home for the annual wedding-anniversary ritual orchestrated by his widowed, scalpel-tongued, deviously possessive mother. Of Tom’s brothers and co-workers in the (shoddy) family building business, Terry is a weakling, trying to get up the nerve to announce his imminent emigration to Canada just to get away from Mum, and Henry is a considerate, gentle giant who just happens also to be a compulsive transvestite. Tom hasn’t mentioned Shirley to Mum yet either. Mum’s arsenal of bitchy comments and Machiavellian stratagems is a creation of darkly glittering and consistently funny beauty. This is a case of jealous mothering as a black art.