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Everyone’s favourite jukebox musical, winning both Tony and Olivier Awards, it’s the rags to riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, complete with all their hit songs. 

The winner of 57 major awards – including London’s Olivier for Best New Musical, Broadway’s Tony and Australia’s Helpmann for best musical!

The Actress

A funny and poignant new comedy, dramatising the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her farewell performance, while dealing with unexpected visitors. Drama and comedy collide as people say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles.


Written By: Steven Moffat
Directed By: Lucy Johnson

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, commencing mid-January 2025 at the Therry Clubrooms.

Performances: 30th March – 12th April 2025 at The Arts Theatre.

Auditions: 24th August 2024 at the Therry Clubrooms – 1 Regina Court, Beverly, SA. Auditions will be conducted in groups allocated based on availability and character preference.

More Information: Any further questions please contact Lucy Johnson at

To book an audition please click the link below:

Peter and Debbie are enjoying a cruise – a celebration of twenty years of marriage, and a break from their annoying teenagers. They befriend fellow passenger, Elsa Jean Krakowski, an eccentric American with a fondness for Donald Trump. There’s something slightly unsettling in her overeager friendliness… but there’s no point rocking the boat if you’re about to get off it.

Back home, in the comfort of suburbia, Elsa suddenly turns up on Peter and Debbie’s doorstep, unexpectedly. And when they look up their house guest online, unearthing some hair-raising evidence, their good nature is challenged as ever before. What kind of danger have they allowed to take up residence in their guest room? And can they bring themselves to say anything about it? Sometimes, the truth is just too impolite.

Roles Available:
Note: all gender presentations welcome for all characters.

Stage age: 40s
Accent: RP
Description: Peter is the epitome of the middle-class British man, always appearing “mordant and slightly cross”. Although he values his family and their comfortable suburban life, his reluctancy to rock the boat sometimes leads him into awkward situations.

Stage age: 40s-60s
Accent: American (any)
Description: Peter and Debbie meet “drawling, confident and unabashed” Elsa on cruise, where she invites herself to stay with them. Elsa’s intentions and background are shrouded in mystery, causing increasing tension and suspicion as her true nature begins to reveal itself.

Stage age: 40s
Accent: RP
Description: Peter’s wife. A practical and forthright woman with a sharp wit. She is more assertive and outspoken than her husband, often taking the lead in social situations. Her protective nature comes to the forefront when she perceives any threat to her family’s stability.

Stage age: late teens/ early 20s
Accent: RP
Description: Debbie and Peter’s son. Alex is a typical late teen ‘adolescent’; video-game obsessed, messy and sarcastic, constantly finding excuses not to spend time with his family. Elsa’s visit opens his eyes to the wonders of exercise and a life outside of his bedroom.

The Neighbour
Stage age: 60s
Accent: British (any)
Description: Peter and Debbie’s Neighbour. A drawling and dull man whose attempts at fixing a shared fence are consistently forgotten. His constant intrusions on the family’s drama are met with annoyance and frustration.

Stage age: mid-late teens
Accent: RP
Description: Peter and Debbie’s daughter. Rosie is the youngest member of the family, bright, curious, and sometimes precocious. She is more attuned to the underlying tensions in her family than her brother, and her curiosity often leads her to ask uncomfortable questions and delve deeper into situations that the adults around her would prefer to gloss over.

PC Junkin
Stage age: 30s and upward
Accent: British (any)
Description: A local police officer. Although he only makes a brief appearance, he is a pleasantly oblivious addition to the already chaotic environment of Peter and Debbie’s home.


Thursday and Friday, 8th and 9th June at 7.30 pm

Matinees Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th June at 3 pm

Wednesday, 14th to Saturday, 17th at 7.30 pm

Matinee Saturday, 17th June at 2 pm

Preview ($15) Wednesday, 7th June at 7.30 pm

The weekend of 10-12 June is a long weekend

Note: three matinees over two weekends



Robert Jared Frost
Harry Sam Mannix
Susan Sophie Stokes
Kathy Emily Fitzpatrick
Peter Ryan Ricci
Jenny Grace Frost
David Ben Todd
Paul Daniel Fleming
Larry Robin Schmelzkopf
Sarah Catherine Breugelmans
Joanne Trish Hart
Marta Claire Birbeck
April Cassidy Gaiter
Amy Emily Morris

Contact Details:
Membership inquiries: (Amanda) 8278 1818
General inquiries: (Jill) 8277 2778
Post: PO Box 2148 Hilton Plaza, SA 5033

Bookings and ticketing inquiries
(Lorraine – Mon to Fri, 10 am to 5 pm): Ph: 0411 924 566
From the Monday before preview, 0411 924 566 from noon until late.
Or booking 24/7 through: (use links above)