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The details for the next play audition is as follows:

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson

Audition Date: 9 July 2019 - 7.30pm
Venue: Seaford Little Theatre
Production dates: 8 - 16 November 2019

Director: Trish Richings

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. Norman is a retired professor, nearing 80, with heart palpitations and failing memory - but still tart tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel is ten years younger than her husband and the perfect foil for Norman. She delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe leaving his teenage son Billy behind with Norman and Ethel for the summer.  The boy quickly becomes the 'grandchild' they have always longed for. Norman revels in taking Billy fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness, and slang, in return. This is a truly beautiful play and I am very much looking forward to what lies ahead for me, the production team and cast.


late 70's - On the one hand he is boyish, humorous and grand, while on the other he can become moody and forgetful.

ETHEL THAYER 10 years Norman's junior - Energetic, and knows how to manage Norman's moods. Wife of Norman.
CHARLIE MARTIN 40's - big, smiley, happy personality. A laugher! The postman.
CHELSEA THAYER WAYNE 40's - daughter of Norman and Ethel. Athletic, tanned, humorous.
BILL RAY 40's - dentist and fiancé of Chelsea and father of Billy. Attractive and well dressed. Good sense of humour.
BILLY RAY in the play he is a 13/14 teenager, son of Bill, but I am willing to look at 15/16 year old. Flippant, but only to cover his awkwardness. Eager, bright, and with bad posture.
TELEPHONE OPERATOR Never seen - any age

Scripts are available from the Director, Trish Richings (contact details below). Please read, copy any passages you require and return so that other people can access a script.

Rehearsals will normally be on Mondays & Thursdays. A full rehearsal schedule will be available in due course.

If you are interested but unable to attend the audition date, please contact me so that I can arrange an alternative. If you are able to help behind the scenes, I would also be very pleased to hear from you.

Trish Richings

TELEPHONE: 07948 382530



Page 9 from beginning to page 10 "I'll call you back"


Page 10 from Norman "look at you" to end of page 12. And page 62 from "you're trying to kill me" to page 63 "well you succeeded "

ETHEL, NORMAN & CHARLIE Page 20 from "Yoo Hoo" to bottom of page 22 "Thank you nurse"
CHELSEA, BILL, NORMAN, ETHEL & BILLY Top of page 34 to page 35 "No I'm just going to sit here"
NORMAN, BILLY & ETHEL Page 41 "Dad, I paddled a canoe" to end of Act One.
CHELSEA, CHARLIE & ETHEL Page 54 "morning" to page 55 "Okay"
NORMAN, BILLY, CHELSEA & ETHEL Page 51 "guess what, it's raining" to bottom of page 52.




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