August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – August 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

A Comedy by Frederick Stroppel

Directed by Rosalin Shafik-Eid

Audition Dates:

Friday 10 August 2018 at 7pm

Sunday 12 August 2018 at 10.30am

Bookings essential for audition time via Director Rosalin Shafik-Eid via email at [email protected]

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.  Please bring along completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au) along with a non-returnable photograph.

Please arrive 10 minutes before audition time.

Audition Venue:
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040

Melways 28B3
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Characters summary: 

5 Male, 3 Female




Standard American Accents required; Ages are an indication only.


Martin Lamb – The Funeral Director, dedicated to his work – Male, late 40s – 60s


Jimmy Lamb – Apprentice to his father, unsure if the funeral industry is for him – Male, 20 – 25


Sharon Muldoon – Daughter to the deceased, divorcee, carer to her late father – Female, 30s – 40s


Douglas Porteus – Elder son to the deceased, Condom Salesman – Male, 30s – 40s


Gloria Porteus – Married to Douglas, attractive, flirtatious – Female, 30s – 40s


Andrew Porteus – Younger son of the deceased, black sheep of the family but loveable – Male, 30 – 35


Bobby Gelardi – Air conditioning and refrigeration specialist – Male, 25 – 60


Norma Czerniawski – A visitor, went to school with Sharon – Female, 30s – 40s


Yolanda Kamola – A young lady with clear complexion, Jimmy’s love interest – Female, 20 – 25 years



All enquires or to book an audition contact Director Rosalin Shafik-Eid via email at [email protected]

It’s a hot July day at the Good Shepherd Funeral Parlor and Martin Lamb, the mortician, is presiding over the wake of the late Walter Porteus. His dream of a perfect wake is undermined by his son Jimmy, whose interests are more amatory than funereal, and by the conniving, contentious Porteus family members, who are already clashing over the will. To further inflame matters, the air conditioning breaks down and the wrong body turns up in the casket. Then a mysterious mourner appears and a valuable piece of jewelry disappears. When the air conditioning repairman pulls a gun and decides to hold them all hostage, things really start to get interesting in this hilarious black comedy.


Rehearsal Period:

Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm-10pm & Sundays from 1pm-5pm.


Performances Dates:

22 November – 25 November & 29 November – 1 December 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm


Successful cast MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates.