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Two Ladies and an Emu

By special arrangement with Carla Moore

Directed by Tracey Okeby-Lucan

April 12th – May 4th

After the death of her husband, Judith takes her cousin Ruth on a road trip to outback NSW in her brand new 4WD. After car troubles, endless red roads, strange encounters and an altercation with an emu, Judith and Ruth will end up discovering more about themselves than the outback. This world premiere comedy from Theatre on Chester’s resident playwright Carla Moore, is partially drawn from her memories of relationships, dinner parties and elocution lessons both good and bad.


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Home I’m Darling

By Laure Wade

Directed by Joy Sweeney

Tues 30 April & Thurs 2 May 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Home, I’m Darling is witty, sad, funny and clever. It is a portrait of crippling obsession. Its central character, Judy, presents herself as a doting Fifties housewife — dutifully descaling the kitchen taps with lemon juice, fetching her husband Johnny’s slippers and making him sickly cocktails. Yet it soon becomes apparent that she’s a 21st-century woman, who after losing a well-paid job has retreated into a fantasy version of a past she never knew. Friends Fran and Marcus share her delight in all things retro, but for them it’s a hobby, whereas for Judy it’s a crutch. The safe space she’s created is an attempt to obliterate memories of teenage unhappiness.


JUDY – once the bread-winner, Judy is fulfilling a long-held dream to live an ‘authentically’ 1950s life as a housewife. Will require some movement (dance) ability. IT’S A “STAR TURN”. Age about 38.

JOHNNY – Judy’s husband. He works as a real estate agent and is up for a promotion. Roughly same age as Judy. A very large part.

SYLVIA – Judy’s mother. A staunch feminist and activist. She and Judy’s father divorced when Judy was young. Great part with a terrific monologue in Act II. Age 60-70.

ALEX – Johnny’s new boss. She’s clever, no-nonsense, and ambitious. She and Johnny get on well. Age 30s.

FRAN – Judy’s friend. Works as a stylist and is impressed by how happy Judy and Johnny are in their lifestyle, but isn’t sure it’s for her. Age 30s.

MARCUS – Fran’s husband. A partner in an agency. He’s keen for Fran to leave work and adopt the same lifestyle as Judy. Will require movement (dance) ability. Age: 40-50.


Wednesday 24th July – Saturday 17th August

24/7 (Preview), 26/7 (Opening), 27/7*, 28/7*, 31/7 2/8, 3/8, 4/8*, 7/8, 9/8, 10/8*, 11/8*, 14/8, 16/8, 17/8*.

*Performances as marked are at 5pm, all others are at 8pm.
Cast required 1 hour prior.

At Theatre on Chester Cnr. Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7th May at 7pm. Sunday afternoons/Mondays will be added closer to season commencement for tech and full dress rehearsals, dates and times will be advised.

contact and advice the characters and time preference for your audition.

Auditions will be approximately 15 minutes. Audition scenes and script excerpts will be sent on booking. Memorising the script for the audition is not needed, but please be familiar with your character and the appropriate scenes.

Please advise us at the auditions if you have any prior commitments for rehearsal dates.


The Theatre on Chester is at the corner of Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping. The theatre is located in the Epping Uniting Church hall, please enter next to the church. The theatre is 5 minutes’ walk from Epping station and street parking outside the theatre is generally easy. Auditions and all rehearsals are held at the theatre.

Audition Times – please let us know your preference for an audition day and time when you book. If you have no preference, please let us know as this helps with timetabling.

Bring to the audition – Your CV, head shot, script and application form in hard copy.

Payment – The Theatre on Chester is a community theatre and as such none of the cast or crew are paid. You will however be rewarded with tea, coffee, biscuits, the occasional pizza and lots of rapturous applause!

Membership of the Theatre on Chester – Actors who are cast for the production will need to be members of the Theatre on Chester, $10 for a year.

Other commitments – Set building for the production will be on Saturday mornings from 9.00am – 1.00pm. It is appreciated if cast members can give a few Saturdays to help with the set. On performance nights, cast members please stay for 5-10 minutes after the show to help the stage manager close up and the FOH team to pack chairs etc. Many hands make light work and then we can all get away at a reasonable time. The Sunday evening following the final performance is set beak down, help from the cast is appreciated.

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