May 282018
 

Pack of Lies

by Hugh Whitemore

Directed by Cheryl Ballantine Richards

Enquiries: 0412 133 071 or cheryl_richards@bigpond.com

Audition dates:       Sunday 24 June 2018 at 2 pm & Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 7.30 pm

Audition venue:      Guide Hall, Glebe Ave, Cheltenham (off Charman Rd)

Season dates:         31 August, 1, 2*, 6, 7, 8**, 9*, 13, 14, 15 September.    Evenings: 8 pm.  Matinees: **Saturday, *Sundays at 2.30 pm

Performance venue:          Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale

 

Synopsis:

Based on a true story from the 1960’s spy revelations and associated hysteria, the play takes place in a suburb of London and centres around a nice middle-aged English couple, Bob and Barbara Jackson and their teenage daughter, Julie.   The Jacksons have their lives disrupted when they are asked to help ‘the authorities’ by using their house as an observation post to make a surveillance of the neighbourhood.  The Jacksons feel the tension as their privacy is invaded and they are asked to betray their neighbours.

Characters:

BOB – 40’s.  Works in Air Speed Research

BARBARA – 40’s.   Bob’s Wife

JULIE – Bob & Barbara’s daughter.  Julie is 17 to 18 years.  Student.

HELEN – 40’s.   American. Bob & Barbara’s neighbour & Barbara’s best friend.

PETER – About 50.   American.   Helen’s husband.  Book seller.

STEWART – Middle aged.  Could be mistaken for a successful provincial Solicitor.

THELMA – Late 20’s.   Ex regular army.  Motor bike rider.

SALLY – About 30.  Pleasant girl.  Middle class.

 

Accents required.

Please contact the Director for a copy of the script.

Mordialloc Theatre Company