Jefferson Steele  - script

A fading Hollywood star who is arrogant, insecure, brash, gauche, demanding, vulnerable and ultimately aware of his own absurdity.

Dorothy Nettle    - script

Director of the Stratford Players and the moving force behind keeping the theatre alive.   Her sweet and accommodating manner conceals her inner steel.

Jessica Steel    - script

Jefferson’s teenage daughter, who has been neglected by her Hollywood star father and now wants to make him pay for it.

Nigel Dewbury   - script

Solicitor and leading light of the Stratford Players.   Pompous, stuck-up and self-regarding, he belives he is the star of the show, and should play all the leading roles.  He also fancies his romantic chances with Dorothy.

Mary Plunkett     - script

Owner of the Rectory bed and breakfast.  Jolly, generous and an unashamedly adoring Jefferson Steel fan – although somewhat confused about which roles he played in his films, and how keen he is on her.

Denis Dobbins    - script

Handyman and village Mr Fixit.  Avuncular though slighly dull.  Denis is star-struck by Jefferson and fancies heading up his intourage of one.

Lauren Bell     - script

Thirty-something marketing executive former physiotherapist and the sponsor’s wife.  Passionate about the arts and smarter than her husband allows her to be, she’s treated as a bimbo because of her looks.

Journalists – we hear them offstage


will be held in front of a small panel including the Director and will last approximately 15 minutes.  You will be expected to be familiar with the text selected but not necessarily to have memorised it.  A copy of your Acting CV would also be helpful.

You can book your audition time by contacting John Drinkwater at:

We look forward to meeting you.


Rehearsals will start on Tuesday 21 November 2017.  It is a requirement that you are available for the entire production week of Sunday 4 – Saturday 10 March 2018.