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Diplomatic Relations

December auditions notice

By | 2020 shows, Diplomatic Relations

Open auditions for our first production of 2020 will be taking place at Coolum Civic Centre on Monday, December 9 and again on Wednesday, December 11 starting at 7.30pm.

Diplomatic Relations is a classic fast-paced farce set in the Australian Embassy in the Republic of Guaranguay, somewhere deep in South America…

The Ambassador is trying to organise a grand independence day reception for the local dignitaries, while her husband has an unexpected female visitor who can’t seem to find anything to wear. If he can find the $2m dollars he put in a safe place he’s off to start a new life with a passionate local femme fatale, that’s if she can fight off her persistent ex-lover, who also happens to be the Chief of Police. The last thing anyone needs is an official from Canberra investigating the embassy’s accounts and an anarchist planning to cause havoc – and that’s just the half of it!

Roles:

Miranda Carruthers (Ambassador, in her 50’s)

Hamish Carruthers (Nominally the Trade Attaché. Feckless but charming husband to Miranda, 50’s)

Dorothy Huxtable (Calm, competent senior admin assistant to Miranda, 45 – 60)

Dennis Protheroe (Over-enthusiastic security officer, 50 – 60)

Col. Manuel Fegundez (Head of the Department of State Security – and the Secret Police (40 upwards)

Lisa Guinsor (Guaranguay Finance Ministry official – love interest to Hamish but still open to offers, 30 – 40’s)

Antonia Hadley (Brisk, efficient, has arrived from Canberra to inspect the accounts, 30 upwards)

Kimberley Phelps (Young and determined to rekindle her brief affair with Hamish, 20’s)

Henry Bourne (Gap-year student/ filing clerk, slightly bewildered, catches on fast, early 20’s)

Willhelmina ‘Willi’ Prinz (Anarchist in disguise and handy person, has a multi-functional tool belt, 30’s)