THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE

An Adaptation from the Poem by C. J. DENNIS.

Composed by George Dreyfus

Transcribed and Directed by Ron Baker

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THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE is a theatrical adaptation of a timeless Australian literary classic poem. Written in 1915, it was regarded for half a century as Australia's best-loved book. This Aussie everyman tale follows the fortunes of Bill, the bloke in the backstreet gangs of Melbourne's Little Lonsdale Street, swigging beer, playing two-up, and stoushing John's (police).

 

Life changes when he meets his little peach, Doreen, but faces competition from a more sophisticated rival in the straw 'at coot. Along the way, we are introduced to some unforgettable characters; his mate Ginger Mick, the Local Priest, Uncle Jim the farmer, and of course the copiously weeping Mother-in-Law. This play is sometimes hilarious and sometimes moving. 

Casting:

WIMMIN (25 - 35yrs):​​

  • 7 - 10 roles available.

  • Includes one prime role, one medium role, one small role, plus one small role for an actor 60+ yrs.

BLOKES (25 - 35yrs):​​

  • 7 - 10 roles available.

  • Includes one large prime role, one medium to large role which the character could be red headed.

  • Plus one 45-60yrs playing TWO roles; one medium, one small.

All cast members should have a quality (but not necessarily an operatic) voice as the cast is the ensemble. This is not a musical, but rather a play with music spoken and sung in verse.

INFORMATION NIGHT, AUDITION DATES & AUDITION PIECES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

AUDITIONING SOON

Director: Ron Baker

COMMITMENT:

8th August 2022 - 12th November 2022

FULL DRESS REHEARSALS:

29 - 31 October, 1 -2 November, 2022

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday            - 4th November 2022    - 7:30PM,

Saturday        - 5th November 2022    - 2:00PM & 7:30PM, 

Sunday          - 6th November 2022    - 2:00PM

Tuesday         - 8th November 2022    - CAST MEETING

Wednesday   - 9th November 2022    - 2:00PM (TBC WITH CAST)

Thursday       - 10th November 2022  - 7:30PM

Friday            - 11th November 2022  - 7:30PM

Saturday       - 12th November 2022   - 2:00PM & 7:30PM,
 

(Saturday night AFTER SHOW BUMP OUT and party.)