The Kitchen Sink
by Tom Wells
Directed by Rod Hulme
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org m: 0418 117 772
Audition dates: Sunday 14 November at 2 pm
Tuesday 16 November at 7 pm
Audition venue: Factory 8/417-419 Warrigal Rd, Cheltenham
Performance dates: February 18, 19, 20*, 24, 25, 26**, 27*, March 3, 4, 5, 2022
Evenings: 8.00 pm Saturday** and Sunday*
matinees: 2.30 pm
Performance venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale
“A funny, gentle play about the dreams, changes and dirty dishes that life brings to us all. Set in Withernsea, North England, the play follows the hopes, aspirations, successes and failures of Martin, Kath and their two children,Ju-Jitsu student Sophie, gay Dolly Parton fan Billy, who are both learning, somewhat painfully, to spread their life’s wings. Local plumber Pete also joins the family with his shy fondness for Sophie, aims of ‘taking his love of drains to the next level’, and a tender love of his Gran.”
Martin – Father of the family and owner of a struggling milk delivery service – Age 50+
Kath – Martin’s wife and rock of the family. Dinner lady who experiments with food at home, not always successfully
– Age 50+
Sophie – The daughter of Martin & Kath and aspiring Ju Jitsu instructor – Age 20+
Billy – Martin & Kath’s youngest. A gentle soul with a dream of making it into Art school in London – Age 19+
Pete – The local plumber with an eye on the future and on Sophie – Age 20+
Ages are a guide, but it is more important that the characters are believable as a close family unit.
As the play is set in Withernsea, a small village on the North East Coast of England, (the largest city that is close is Hull) a northern or “Yorkshire” based accent will be required by all cast members.
There are no small roles in this true ensemble piece so a strong commitment to the rehearsal process from all actors will be important.
It is necessary that you are familiar with the play when you come to the auditions.
Copies of the script and discussion of audition pieces can be obtained by phoning or emailing the director.
Rehearsals are two nights a week and Sundays at times to be decided and will commence late 2021 TBC.