|Written by||Torben Betts|
Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 7.30pm
Monday 11 December 2023 at 7.30pm
Monday 18 December 2023 at 7.30pm
If you are interested in taking part in this production but can not make the audition dates, please let the director know - email@example.com.
|Venue||The reading and auditions will take place at Incognito Theatre.|
|Rehearsals||Rehearsals will begin on stage from 28th January 2024, on Tuesday (7.30pm), Thursday (7,30pm) and Sunday evenings (5:30pm) except Sunday 25th February and Sunday 3rd March at 3pm (longer rehearsals) plus Monday 19th February, Monday 11th March and Friday 15th March|
|Production||17 - 23 March 2024. Sunday performance starts at 6:00pm, all weekday performances start at 7.30pm, Saturday performances start at 3:00pm and 7:30pm.|
Oberon Modern Plays|
Scripts will be made available to everyone at the readings and auditions and will be provided to those who are cast. You will not be expected to buy your own copy. If you would like to read the script before the reading and auditions, please email the directory with your request - firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Synopsis||Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s second-favourite TV cook, has it all - a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of the ever-present cameras – Caroline must face the looming collision of living a private life in the public eye. What happens when the cameras turn off and the truth comes out?|
The ages given are the playing ages.
|Caroline (f)||Early-mid 50s||The nation’s second favourite TV cook, play centres around her and on stage most of the time.|
|Amanda (f)||Mid 20s||Caroline’s PA.|
|Graeme (m)||Mid 30s/early 40s||Handyman.|
|Leo (m)||Early 20s||Caroline’s son.|
|Mike (m)||Early-mid 70s||Caroline’s husband, golf lover.|
|Sally (f)||Mid 30s/early 40s||Graeme’s wife.|
Please note that page numbers are difficult as there are different formats including a much cheaper kindle version. Page numbers referred to are from the first edition – please use as a guide to help you reference the relevant part of the script.
|Caroline (f)||Opening of Act 1 to Amanda’s first exit (pp9-11)
Act 1 - Mike’s first entrance to Amanda’s re-entrance (pp44-46)
Start of Act 2 to ‘he’s the Scottish chap’ (pp59-61)
|Amanda (f)||Opening of Act 1 to Amanda’s first exit (pp9 – 11)|
|Graeme (m)||Act 2 – after Leo follows Mike out of the kitchen to Sally drinks again (pp94 – 97)|
|Leo (m)||Start of Act 2 to ‘he’s the Scottish chap’ (pp59 – 61)|
|Mike (m)||Mike’s first entrance to Amanda’s re-entrance (pp44- 46)|
|Sally (f)||Act 2 – after Leo follows Mike out of the kitchen to Sally drinks again (pp94 – 97)|