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Our next Auditions will be for our Fifth Production for 2017



By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur


Directed by Nicholas Opolski


Synopsis: Chicago, 1938. The luxurious ‘Twentieth Century’ train speeds from Chicago to New York. On board, theatrical producer Oscar Jaffe must convince ex-lover Lily Garland to leave her movie career and return to Broadway ... and him. But with a cast of crazies interfering, it will take some scheming. This fast-paced comedy is adapted by Ken Ludwig from the Hecht/MacArthur classic. A comedy as fast as the Twentieth Century!


Sunday 9th July at 7.00 pm and Monday 10th July at 7.00 pm

Audition Venue: Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Road, East Malvern



 OSCAR JAFFE:  30 to 50. Romantic, devilish, charming, tyrannical at turns.

LILY GARLAND:  25 to 45. A star, and must be treated as such.

IDA WEBB:  Open age. Oscar’s secretary. Tough, shrewd, street-smart.

OWEN O'MALLEY:  Open age. Irish, argumentative, tough.

GEORGE SMITH:  Lily’s current boy-toy. Highly strung, a little slow to see things.

M. CLARK:  Male or Female, over 40. Part will be Matthew or Myrtle. Religious zealot, wealthy, eccentric.

Dr GROVER LOCKWOOD:  Over 40. Nervy, anxious.

ANITA HIGHLAND:  20 to 30. Confident, breezy.

Conductor:  Male or Female, over 40. Strong, authoritative.


For pdf copy of the script,
contact Nicholas on 0400 507 788 or


Rehearsals from 3rd September – Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30 to 10.30 pm and Sundays 2 to 5 pm.

Season will run from 27th October to 11th November 2017. Thirteen performances including two matinees.