Audition Notice –Too Soon for Daisies
Monday June 17th 6:30 – 9:00
June 18th 6:30 – 9:00
Backs (if necessary) Wednesday June 19th 6:30 to 9:00
elderly ladies "escape" from Eventide, a retirement home in rural
England. Soon after, they find an empty house and dream about
settling in - but then a visitor arrives who claims to be the new owner of the
house. He dies suddenly of a heart
attack and so the ladies decide to put the body down an unused well and carry
on as the new owners of the house! Complications
ensue with the arrival of a young woman who has come to meet her uncle at his
new home The local doctor arrives and tells the old ladies that the new well
must be tested and if the water is impure, the old well will have to be
re-opened! They now have to dispose of the body and their efforts give rise to
chills and thrills of pure enjoyment. A
highly amusing, out of the ordinary thriller!
– Starting July 14th and meeting every Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 PM until the opening on
Production Dates -
Starting Thursday September 5th and ending on
Sunday September 22nd. (There
is a performance every Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening and a matinee on
(Note that the actors need not be the ages as
described. However, they must be able to
‘play’ that age.)
Eventide: – the home
for older women that Freda, Edie and Joy ‘escape’ from.
Freda: 50’s – 60’s, assertive, more sure of herself
than Joy or Edie. She lost her home when
her husband died and was forced to move Eventide.
Edie: 50’s – 60’s, a little cocky, Cockney,
pickpocket, the judge told her jail or Eventide.
Joy: 50’s – 60’s, a little dreamy, writes poetry,
dresses too gaily for her age, frail, she lost all of her money in a bad
investment and ended up in Eventide.
Paul Vanderbloom: 50s – 60s – ex-sailor from Australia,
suspicious, rough around the edges.
Doctor John Hunter: 50s – 60s.
Young woman in her 20’s, has ‘I don’t care’ attitude, but is just a little
frightened underneath the facade.
Joe Pollop: 30s - 50s,
Policeman: any age
Notes from the
The characters in this play are either
English or Australian. If you are a fan
of English plays, movies and shows this works in your favor.
If you can do an English or Australian accent
I would like to hear it. All of these
accents are ‘soft’. You only need to
emphasize certain words to make the accent work for you.
If you cannot do an accent, that is all right
too. We will work with you if you are a
good match for the part.
As the director, I look for uniqueness in a
character. While on stage, you should
work on making your character unique and English. Paint with as broad a stroke as you
want. These are all quirky people. (Remember, they believe in royalty.) If it is too much I will pull you back.