21 May at 10:00am
by Alan Ayckbourn
dates 5 - 10 February 2018
organised a tea party to cheer up old friend Colin, whose
fiancée has recently drowned, but several of the invitees
are less than happy about the idea. As the afternoon progresses,
deep problems within the group are revealed, and wounds
and anxieties are contrasted sharply by the surprising
happiness of their bereaved friend. A hilarious play with
a disturbing underbelly.
Colin - A sweet-natured, optimistic sort.
Paul - An old friend of Colin. Complacent, self-centred
and a bit of a womaniser.
Diana - Paul's kind and unhappy wife.
John - Another friend and Paul's employee. Inept
and socially ill-at-ease.
Evelyn - John's bored, sullen wife who has a small
Marge - Wife of the unseen and constantly ill Gordon..
If you are interested in reading for any of the above
roles but would like to discuss anything before the audition
date, please contact the director,, Vanessa Comer, on
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if you wish to look at the play as a whole but no prior
preparation is necessary for the audition.