Auditions for Melville Theatre Company’s Season 5.

Sunday, 13  August. 3pm


By April de Angelis, Directed by Miles Openshaw

A funny, naughty and moving family drama

Season – November 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & December 1, 2 – 2017

 Auditions:  Sunday, 13 August at 3pm

Audition will consist of readings from the script with other people present.
Script is available for perusal if you wish.
Venue for audition tbc.


Commencing Sunday, 17 September with an evening read through/get together.
3 rehearsals a week starting Monday 18 September; Monday and Thursday evenings, 7pm – 10pm and Sundays 10.00am to 1.00pm.
Except: Sunday 24 September, 3pm to 6pm.
Days of rehearsals may be open to change should cast availability necessitate it.


Tilly – aged 15

Hilary – aged 50

Mark – aged 50

Frances – aged 50

Roland – aged 45/50

Bea – aged 45/50

Josh – aged 15/16

Lyndsey – aged 15/16

Cam – aged 16/17

About the Play:

Hilary is fifty years old; she has a routine and unexciting passionless relationship with her husband Mark. The rift between them is wedged firmly and a point of constant contention is fifteen year old daughter Tilly. Feisty and rebellious, she has a volatile relationship with Hilary and when Hilary discovers she has been having sex with fellow fifteen year old boyfriend Josh, she goes to visit his parents to discuss the problem.

Here we meet icy Bea, Josh’s Mum, and actor and charmer Roland, Josh’s Dad, who quickly takes a liking to Hilary.

A trip away to Norfolk with Roland, Josh and Hilary’s friend, Frances, sees the family drama come to a head.

Mark has moved out when it turns out Tilly’s fallen pregnant. The two families and Tilly’s pregnant friend Lyndsey have a meeting, where views are aired, blame is portioned and a huge row kicks off.  

We meet Cam, a new friend of Tilly’s who throws Hilary a bit off kilter and teaches her that Tilly does love her deeply.

With many surprising (and often hilarious) twists the audience see Hilary on her own journey of self-understanding.

If you are interested, and can commit fully to the rehearsal process and season, please email me at to register interest.

Miles Openshaw