Seeking Chas and Margaret for Christmas Day play

DIRECTOR: Debbie Spearritt is seeking actors to fill two roles for the Christmas Day play to be staged at Redland Museum from January 25.

DIRECTOR: Debbie Spearritt is seeking actors to fill two roles for the Christmas Day play to be staged at Redland Museum from January 25.

Two people are being sought for key roles in the play Christmas Day being staged by Mates Theatre Genesis as this year’s Australia Day play series at the Redland Museum from January 25 to February 9.

Roles are for Chas, aged 50 to 60  and Margaret, aged in her 40s. Margaret is Chas’s second wife, a retired nurse who runs her husband’s building business. 

Written by Claire Haywood, the play is a black comedy that tells the story of a dysfunctional family coming together to celebrate Christmas. Family members are two sisters, Kate and Louise, their father Chas and their stepmother Margaret. Also present is Kate’s boyfriend Gavin.

Relationships are strained and the celebration marred by the behaviour of Louise and Gavin and the unexpected arrival of Kate and Louise’s mother Grace.

Auditions are by appointment with director Debbie Spearritt on 0416 836 196 or on  auditions@matestg.org.au

The play will be staged on January 25, 26 and 27 and February 1,2,8 and 9 with matinee performances on January 25 and 28. Matinee performances include devonshire tea and scones with the evening performance to include a two-course meal of beef bourguignon and trifle. Tickets are $25 and $35 and include admission to the museum before the show.

The plays are a major fund raising event for the museum for more than 10 years.