November 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – December 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

By Lynn Brittney


Directed by Alex McMurray and Dawn Hinrichsen


Audition Dates:

Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 7.30pm


Bookings essential for audition time via Director Alex McMurray at [email protected] or 0409 867 209


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


Melways 28B3
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Please note: Ages are just an indication.  If you do not meet the exact age range but would still like to audition, please feel free to contact the director.


British accents required except for Mike and Irina who require Russian accents.


ANN THOMPSON:  Female, 40s – Administrator of the Mount Home for Retired Theatricals. Brisk woman, slightly harassed and unsure of all the “actor-types” in her charge.


WALTER NEVILLE: Male, 70s – Retired bit actor, Military bearing, very brisk.


PHYLLIDA SULLIVAN: Female, 70s – Retired Actress, first ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan, known as Phyl.  Very clever and leader of the 3 women.  Sensible and quick witted.


JULES SULLIVAN: Female, 60’s – Retired Actress, second ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan.  A bit bohemian and occasionally flirtatious.  Stuck in a 70’s time warp


REBECCA SULLIVAN: Female, 60’s – Retired Actress, third ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan. Known as Becca. Slightly scatty and vague.


MARICA: Female, 30+,  The housekeeper.  Very chatty and obsessed with actors, a starstruck chatterbox, always smiling.


DANNY STILLER: Male, 60’s, Wealthy retired Actor. Very neurotic and timid.


EDMOND SULLIVAN: Male, 70’s – Actor, still appears in major movies.  Very confident and charming with a long history of seduction and adultery.


MIKE MOLINSKY: Male, 30+, Vicious, unhinged but comical Russian gangster.  Sharp dresser, carries a scalpel.


IRINA: Female, 30+ Glamorous, but menacing Russian woman.


DMITRI: Male, Any Age, Large menacing bodyguard.  Please note this is a NON SPEAKING ROLE. 


Character Summary

5 M (1 x non-speaking aged 30 – 50, 1 x 30+, 3 x 60+); 6 women (3 x 30+, 3 x 60+).



All enquires to Director Alex McMurray at [email protected] or 0409 867 209


Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.



The Mount Home for Retired Theatricals is an unusual place – more like a country house hotel than a home for the elderly. As Juliet Sullivan says “Waited on hand and foot – no meals to prepare – beds made. Heaven!” And the manageress positively encourages residents to carry on working as long as they can.

So when Walter Neville (small part veteran of 212 films) arrives, he is overjoyed to find some of his best friends in residence. All is well until the serial womaniser husband of three of the residents (Mrs Sullivan 1, 2 and 3) goes missing – apparently on the run from Russian gangsters. The ladies decide that “He who pays the bills” must be rescued – but how to go about it?

What follows is a truly daft journey into the world of eccentric luvvies that provides some of the best comic roles for senior actors you are ever likely to come across!


Rehearsal Period:

Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2pm.


Performances Dates:
15 – 18 March and 22 – 24 March 2018