Auditions – Deckchairs

BATS Theatre Co. Inc.



Five playlets

By Jean McConnell


Jean McConnell has written five twist-in-the-tail playlets, (two women required for each playlet) – all set on a seaside promenade – that are by turns funny and poignant.

These delightful plays run for approximately fifteen minutes each. They are all set in the present.

About the plays

Shoppers is a comedy and is about two well-to-do shopaholics who have a rather surprising secret.

Early Blight is a drama. It is a heart-breaking exploration of a doomed mother/daughter relationship.

Dancers is a comedy. It wittily dissects the tea dancing world of two skittish women.

Late Frost is a drama in which a woman finds out her best friend had an affair with her late husband.

Doggies is a comedy. An hilarious tale about two very different types of dog-owner.


Monday 8 May 2017 at 7.30pm
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim

Enquiries: contact Jacqui Mata Luque
Phone: 5445 5464

Actors Required


Director: Alice Rea

Characters: Rosemary – middle aged and smart. Angela – also middle aged and well dressed and wears pretty ear-rings.

Early Blight

Director: Kathy Hickson

Characters: Helen – an elderly woman, could be 80 +. June – Helen’s daughter: she is also elderly, say 60 +.


Director: Lisa Blair

Characters: Wynn: 40+ dressed up for tea-dancing. Betty: 40+ also dressed up for tea-dancing. She wears a low cut dress.

Late Frost

Director: Alice Rea

Characters: Pamela – middle aged with sunglasses and light clothes. Kate: – middle aged also with sunglasses and light clothes (they will remove sunglasses eventually).


Director: Kevin Blair

Characters: Two dog owners

Rehearsals: Generally Monday and Thursday evenings, but as agreed with each director

Performances: 16, 17, 23, 24 June 2017 at 7:30pm. Matinees: 18, 24 June at 2:00pm.