Facebook Elmwood Players FaceBook Elmwood Players                       



By April de Angelis
Dir: Garry Thomas


February 20 (by appointment)

On stage April 2016


“I don’t look 50. I don’t act 50. I could get away with … 43?”


Hilary, an anguished north London heroine, has made it to 50 with not nearly enough to show for it: her ever-texting teenage daughter is in a state of perpetual, highly sexed rebellion,her marriage has sagged into severe disrepair and her worthy job on a local ‘reading support’ unit is falling prey to the cuts.



“It’s funny, deliciously rude and at times piercingly moving…” The Guardian

Cast: (Note: Ages are an indication/need to be able to look the age stated)

Hilary – Our heroine; in her early 20s, she joined the women protesting against nuclear missiles at Greenham Common, but at 50 finds herself leagues away from what she thought her life was going to be.

Mark - (Early 50’s) Hilary’s husband; struggling in a marriage that has lost its spark.

Tilly – 15 year old daughter; truculent, confrontational, sexually precocious; trying to assert herself in the world as an adult without the skills to do so.

Frances – (50) Hilary’s friend and confidante; struggling to be single and 50; sex starved, man hungry-actress desperate to defy the ravages of time.

Lyndsey – Tilly’s best friend; 15 and pregnant: a 15-year-old going on 30 but lacking the maturity.

Bea – (50-ish) The gorgon mother of Josh; icy, acidic, stand offish; busy and brusque.

Roland – (50-ish) Josh’s father; self-regarding, self-centered actor; awkwardly charming; needy and hits on Hilary.

Josh – (Age 15 – 16) Tilly’s boyfriend.

Cam – (Aged around 20) A student


Contact Gaz for an audition time and/or further information on 021 453138 or planetgazza@xtra.co.nz

Photos from "Sex Cells" & "Pirates Pandemonium"

Sex Cells Sex Cells
Pirates Pirates

Want to find out more about Auditions?

Elmwood Players has an email list for notifying all interested actors about auditions. It is not limited to stage roles we sometimes get requests from film-makers, independent producers and tv/film students who all need actors for their projects.


Register on the Elmwood Audition list by emailing Garry: