SLT Audition

Auditions: Four Old Broads

By Leslie Kimble

Audition one

Date: 21 Jul 2024

Time: 10:00 - 12:30

Location: SLT - SE27 9NS

Audition two

Date: 22 Jul 2024

Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Location: SLT - SE27 9NS

Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation. A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her.

Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory, along with many other residents. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favourite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building.

A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.

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Audition sides are available below:
Focused on Beatrice & Imogen & Eaddy & Sam
Focused on Maude & Sam
Focused on Pat & Ruby Sue
Please do take time to familiarise yourself with the sides relevant to your character(s).
You may be asked to perform any of the above three scenes during auditions.

No one is expected to be off-book.
Spare sides will be available on the day.
If you have any questions beforehand, please don’t hesitate to email the director using the button below.

Recalls will take place on 4 & 5 August by invitation only.

Director: Saskia van ‘t Hoff

Performances: 5 - 9 Nov 2024

First Rehearsal: 1 Sep 2024


Beatrice Shelton: A former burlesque star with a sassy attitude, outgoing and energetic – Senior Citizen, female

Eaddy Mae Clayton: A former nurse and “religious” lady, quite nervous and always praying – Senior Citizen, female

Imogene Fletcher: The newest resident at Magnolia Place who bonds with Beatrice instantly, sassy and energetic – Senior Citizen, female

Maude Jenkins: A funeral and soap opera obsessed frump, little ditzy and nervous – Senior Citizen, female

Pat Jones: A rude and pushy nurse with a superiority complex – 40s–50s, female

Sam Smith: Retired Elvis impersonator and Casanova, confident but very sweet – Senior Citizen, male

Ruby Sue Bennett: A quiet, romance novel loving nurse with a big secret, seems to be a typical “youngster” – 30s, female

Four Old Broads poster image