The Hotel Hibiscus
By Robert Cockburn
Directed by Greg Friend
Season: October 19 – 27 at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood
A brutal new political thriller set not far from the Australian shoreline…and its politicians. Hibiscus Island, PNG, on the eve of a ceasefire in a bloody internal war. There is much work to be done and no more room in the morgue. Australian diplomat Baulkham must clean up the mess, cover his tracks and get off the island before the last plane leaves.
Inspired by his experience covering the war in Bougainville for The Times and BBC, Robert Cockburn’s play, first workshopped at NIDA, has been crafted into an extraordinary fictional tale…just a stone’s throw away from reality.
AUDITIONS: SATURDAY 4th of August
AUDITION TIME: 9AM – 5PM
CALL BACKS: WEDNESDAY 8th August
CALL BACK TIME: 6:30PM – 9:30PM
LOCATION: Croydon – More details provided to people auditioning
To book an audition or make an enquiry please contact Greg Friend at firstname.lastname@example.org. (If possible, please include a headshot and CV).
You will be required to prepare a two minute monologue and cold read from the play. Monologue should be dramatic and contemporary
Rehearsals will commence on August 14th and be every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30pm – 9:30pm in Croydon. There will be some Sunday rehearsals if required.
All cast are required to assist with bump in / out and work front of house for the theatre company’s next production in March 2013
Samson (early 20’s / male) – a local bus driver for Baulkham
Dr Tome (30 – 60 / male) – a local doctor in the mortuary
Colonel Chris Baulkham (35 – 50 / male) – Australian Foreign Minister’s Aide brokering the ceasefire
Benedict (65+ / male) – a local who works at the Hotel Hibiscus
Patty (28 – 35 / female) – Australian National and owner of the Hotel Hibiscus
General Ramara (40 – 55 / male) Leader of the PNG army in Hibiscus
Liz (20’s / female) – Australian reporter