Jul 262017

“It will do you no harm to find yourself ridiculous. Resign yourself to the fool you are.”

London. 1942. Friday night. A bunch of high flying London socialites are coming over for a cocktail bash. You’ve got the outfit. You’ve got the booze. You’ve got the tunes. The house is looking just marvellous. The only thing left is your partner…Where’s Lavinia?

Middle aged lawyer Edward cannot figure out why Lavinia, his wife of five years, would suddenly leave him at such a crucial hour. There are people to impress and appearances to keep. The guests take turns at offering unsolicited opinions and dangerous advice, but as the alcohol and anxiety intertwine, people’s faces turn into a cantankerous clutter of putrid nothing. Almost truly alone, a solitary wallflower beckons. This Unidentified Guest looks into Edward’s very soul, and finds the roadblocks hindering Lavinia’s return. This invites the unexpected; a train of events beyond anyones control…

Nobel prize winning poet and playwright T.S. Eliot turns a seemingly familiar British drawing room Comedy of Manners into a rich surrealist journey of the human psyche. It explores the ideas of love and destiny by taking them apart piece by piece, and seeing if they ever truely fit together.

There are 3 Female + 4 Male characters, however you are welcome to audition for any role, irrespective of gender. Those who are not NUTS members can audition (membership can be discussed at any point). You do not need to be a UNSW or university student.

We have created an audition pack to explain everything you need to know about the play, dates, character roles, scene excerpts, and most importantly, how to prepare for your audition with us: https://docs.google.com/document/d/146EHoHRpInNBNlU6uy-gVUaed22uvR1Y9Msw6rgAaX8/edit?usp=sharing

Please book a time on any of the dates between the 31st July and the 4th of August here: https://nutscocktailparty.setmore.com/

Performance: 19th – 23rd September (Week 9, UNSW)

Week 2, UNSW.
Monday 31st July, 7pm – 9pm (Location to be confirmed)
Wednesday 2nd August, 6pm – 9pm (Location to come)
Thursday 3rd August, 9am – 1pm / 5pm – 9pm (Location to come)
Friday 4th August, 9am – 7pm (Location to come)

Saturday 5th August, 10am – 6pm (Location to come)
Everyone who auditions will receive an email from us notifying you if you have received a call-back or not on Friday evening by around 8pm. We apologise for the quick turnaround, but please keep yourself available on the call-back date until then.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions: cocktailparty@nuts.org.au

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for us, and we hope to see you all soon!

Directed by Andrew Signor
Produced by Natalie Marcarian
Presented by the NUTS – New South Wales University Theatrical Society

Type of production
Company Name and Suburb
NUTS – Kensington

New South Wales