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The details for the next play audition is as follows:

The Nightingales! by Peter Quilter

Audition Date: Monday 9 May 2022 - 7.30pm
Venue: Seaford Little Theatre
Production dates: 2 - 10 September 2022

Director: Trish Richings

It is the 1950s and this charming comedy introduces the Nightingales, members of a theatrical family who perform more at home than they do on the stage. Jack is a cabaret star, as in love with his piano as he is with his silk dressing gowns. His parents, Charlie and Beatrice, are old music hall stars, who suddenly descend on Jack asking to stay with him for a few days - they promise to be gone by Christmas, the only trouble is it’s January 7th! Jack performs with Maggie who regularly visits him in the evenings to rehearse, drink tea and tell the sorry tales of her latest romantic disasters. If only she’d realize that their true love is right in front of them. Geraldine is Jack’s housekeeper who masterfully copes with everything that ensues. This is a very funny, touching show business comedy, bursting with one liners and lovable characters.

As you can below I am planning to hold a play-reading the week before so scripts will not be available until after that date. If you would like to know more about the play or any of the characters please call or email me.



MAGGIE 40s/50s
CHARLIE Jack's father 60s/70s
BEATRICE Jack's mother 60s/70s

Scripts will be available from Trish 07948 382530

Rehearsals will normally be on Tuesdays & Thursdays. A full rehearsal schedule will be available in due course.

If you are interested but unable to attend the audition date, please contact me so that I can arrange an alternative. If you are able to help behind the scenes, I would also be very pleased to hear from you.

Trish Richings

TELEPHONE: 07948 382530 or 01825 872626 



pages 1 - 4 (from beginning to “not necessarily”)


pages 7 - 8 (from “here you go” to “give us a hand will you”)

Maggie pages 28 - 29 (from “Oh thank God” to “drink this stuff”)
Jack/Charlie/Maggie/Geraldine pages 34 - 36 (from “Jack …?” to “grab what you need”)
Beatrice/Jack/Geraldine from page 43 - 45 (from “look Jack” to “good morning”)


I have arranged a play reading evening specifically for those who are interested in coming along to read in or listen to The Nightingales by Peter Quilter.

For more information about the play and the characters please see the audition page.
All who attend who want to read in will get an opportunity to do so.

I look forward to seeing you on that evening.
Thank you
Trish Richings