ROLEPLAY
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed By: Robert Andrews

Justin and Julie-Ann, hopelessly mismatched in love, are about to introduce their respective parents to each other over dinner - Justin's upper-crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann's bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother. Into this doomed scenario drops, literally, via the balcony upstairs and the river, Paige Petite, a former lap-dancer with suicidal tendencies and her thick, gun-toting minder who is employed by her violent boyfriend...

Roles Available:
Character/Gender/Stage Age/Description/Cues

Justin Lazenby - M - 25-35 - Upper class, yuppy, software designer (378 cues)
Julie-Ann Jobson - F - 20-30 - Justin’s mismatched fiancée, highly strung (215 Cues)
Paige Petite - F - 25-35 - Ex-exotic dancer, feisty - 243 (cues)
Micky Rale - M - 40-50 - Ex-boxer and Paige’s gun-toting minder, not too bright (101 Cues)
Derek Jobson - M - 50’s - Julie-Ann’s father, bigoted right-wing northern stereotype, Yorkshire accent (149 cues)
Dee Jobson - F - 50’s - Julie-Ann’s mother, dim, intolerably cheery (108 cues)
Arabella Lazenby - F - 50’s - Justin’s mother, stylishly alcoholic toy-boy chasing lush (107 Cues)

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday evenings with some Sundays to be negotiated

Performances:
Roleplay, will be performed from 8pm, Wednesday the 19th of
August, 2020 until Saturday the 22nd of August, and then from
8pm, Tuesday the 25th of August, until Saturday the 29th of August.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre,
(Gate One Tilley recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
7:30pm, Monday April the 20th and Wednesday April the 22nd, 2020

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre,
(Gate One Tilley recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Robert Andrews on 0412060989 or email robert.andrews@eklips.com.au

OLIVER!
Murray Bridge Players & Singers

Written By: Lionel Bart
Directed By: Janene Overton

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

Roles Available:
Oliver Twist - A workhouse boy about 11 years of age (8-14)
Fagin - An elderly receiver - runs training academy for young pickpockets (50-70)
The Artful Dodger - Fagin's brightest pupil - an undersized 16 (14-18)
Bill Sikes - A villain in his prime (30-45)
Nancy - a graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's doxy (20-30)
Bet - A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse (35+)
Mrs. Corney - A sharp-tongued, domineering widow - the Workhouse Mistress (40+)
Mr. Brownlow - An old gentlemen of wealth and breeding (55+)
Mr. Sowerberry - The undertaker (45+)
Mrs. Sowerberry - Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer (45+)
Charlotte - The Sowerberry's sluttish young daughter (18-25)
Noah Claypole - Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice (18-25)
Mr. Grimwig - A Doctor (30+)
Mrs. Bedwin - The Brownlow's Housekeeper (45+)
Old Sally - A Pauper (50+)
Charley Bates - A boy in Fagin's establishment (8-18)

Ensemble: Workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors, crowd, Fagin's boys

Rehearsals:
LEADS - Tuesday nights from 7pm
CHILDREN - Friday nights from 6:30pm
ENSEMBLE - Sunday nights from 7pm

Performances:
Friday 4th September - 7pm
Saturday 5th September - 2pm, 7pm
Sunday 6th September - 2pm
Friday 11th September - 7pm
Saturday 12th September - 2pm, 7pm

Venue:
Murray Bridge Town Hall
Bridge Street
Murray Bridge SA 5253

Information Night:
31st May 2020 7pm
9 Short Street, Murray Bridge
- All wishing to audition must attend the Information Session, or email the Secretary with their interest

Auditions:
Children - Friday 5th June (Times announced at Info Session)
Adults - Saturday 6th June (Times announced at Info Session)

Venue:
Announced at Info Session

More Information:
Contact Andrew Broadbent on 0481 959 289 or email bridgeplayersandsingers@live.com.au

ACCORDING TO RUMOUR
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Robert Scott
Directed By: Lachlan Blackwell

Recent divorcee Carter Sutton wakes up after a night he will
never remember to an unexplained stash of cash and a
mysterious naked woman is the last person he wants his
mother to find in his flat during her unwanted visit.
Along with the local policeman, the mail-woman and anyone
else who feels like dropping by. It’s a fine tangle to be mixed up in! And the following 24 hours
are sure to be filled with mystery, confusion and mayhem.

Roles Available:
Character/Character Description/Stage Age/Cues

Carter - cynical, sarcastic, easily stressed 28-35 (207 cues)
Roger - bachelor, sleazy, thick 28-35 (189 cues)
Kitty Kat - sexy, deceptive, cunning 24-28 (197 cues)
Emma - innocent, oblivious 24-28 (136 cues)
Logan - people pleaser, two faced 26-30 (85 cues)
Harriett - insincere, flirtatious, means well 55-65 (144 cues)
Ashley - honest, physical comedy, dim m or f 20+ (97 cues)
Maxine/Martine - twins, foreign, bewildered 20-30 (72 cues)

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday Evenings with some Sundays to be negotiated.

Performances:
According to Rumour, will be performed from 8pm, Wednesday the 17th
of October, 2020 until Saturday the 20th of October, and then from 8pm,
Tuesday the 23rd of October, until Saturday the 27th of October.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
From 7:30pm, Monday the 15th of June and Wednesday the 17th of June, 2020

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Lachlan Blackwell on 0401047943 or email lachlan.blackwell96@gmail.com

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - PANTOMIME
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Ben Crocker
Directed By: Michaela Arnold and Penny Phillips.

A traditional pantime, packed with humour and new invention.
The dame appears briefly in drag – as a man! The audience will
fall in love with a fast talking French poodle and of course, the
ever compelling relationship between Beauty and her Beast.
To be directed by Michalea Arnold and Penny Phillips.

Roles Available:
Character/Summary/Gender
(Please note - the role of 'MA' - the Panto Dame has been pre cast and the majority of the available Chorus roles will be offered to our pre existing membership)

Felix - A French poodle. He speaks with a French accent and is a very human poodle. Strong character role with lots of audience interaction.(M)
Jacques - Beauty’s Brother. Lots of audience interaction. (Male)
Capucine - Town blacksmith. Strong. In love with Jacques (F)
Malabelle - A wicked witch, falls in love with the prince. - (F)
Ma - The Dame. Beauty and Jacques’ mother. - (M)
Beauty - Also known as Rose. Traditional principal girl.(F)
Prince - Traditional principal boy. (F)
Beast - Big, strong and brooding, with a soft side. Please note the roles of the beast and prince are separate.(M)
Talking Clock - Castle servant (M)
Aimee - Castle servant, part of a portrait that comes to life. (F)
Remy - Castle servant, part of a portrait that comes to life. (M)
2 Royal Pages - Small Speaking Roles (M/F)
Chorus
Including villagers, wolves, bears, castle servants, ghosts, furniture etc. (M/F)

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings with some Sundays to be Negotiated.

Performances:
Beauty and the Beast, will be performed from 7:30pm, Friday the 20th,
Saturday the 21st, Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th, of November,
and then from 7:30pm, Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of December,
2020. Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
From 7:00pm Sharp, Tuesday the 21st of July and Thursday the 23rd of July, 2020

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Penny Phillips on 0402 028 520 or email pennyphillips@internode.on.net