Theatre: Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Road Beaumaris
Audition Venue: Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Road Beaumaris
Company Email: [email protected]
Company Website: http://www.beaumaristheatre.com.au
Audition dates: 2.30 pm 22 April or 7 pm 24 April
Performance dates: August 17 – September 1 2018
Author: Alistair Faulkner
Director: Barbara Crawford
Enquiries and to book an audition time, contact director
[email protected] or 0414 881 844
Rose An old woman in her 90s.
Young Rose Rose as a young woman 19-30
Father Rose’s father 50+
Doctor Davies A local GP 50+
Mother Rose’s mother 50+
Matron Matron at the nursing home 50+
Edward. An officer 20’s-30’s
Bridget. A nurse 20’s-30’s
Peter A male nurse 20’s-30’s
James Rose’s elder brother, 20’s – 30’s
The roles of Father /Doctor, James / Peter, Matron /Mother are doubled
Precast Characters: Rose
Rose is a charming and dignified old maiden lady, who, after many years of being on her own, is living out her twilight years in a country nursing home which has strong links to her younger days.
As Rose’s health declines, past and present in her mind begin to melt into one. She recalls vivid memories of the Great War and we learn something of her family life, her time as an ambulance driver, her love for a young Flying Corps pilot and the heroic exploits of her Flying Corps ‘Ace’ brother, through several flash-back scenes. The flash-backs highlight the very different attitudes to life and romance which separate the two generations of young people.
Other information: English accents required, not necessarily the ones indicated in the script.