Roleplay: Auditions

ROLEPLAY by Alan Ayckbourn

Part of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Damsels in Distress” trilogy, Roleplay is the story of the hopelessly mismatched Justin and Julie-Ann. They are about to introduce their respective parents to each other over dinner – Justin’s upper-crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann’s bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother. Into this doomed scenario drops Paige Petite, a former lap-dancer with suicidal tendencies and her gun-toting minder. A high-energy farce from one of Britain’s foremost comedy playwrights.

Character profiles to follow

4 women, 3 men
Julie-Ann – A computer programmer. From Yorkshire but now living in London Docklands. Girlfriend of Justin. Age around 30

 Paige – a former dancer. Age thirties upwards

Dee – mother of Julie-Ann. Lives in Yorkshire. Age, old enough to be Julie-Ann

Mother of Julie-Ann’s boyfriend. Lives in Surrey. Age, old enough to be Justin’s mother
Justin – A computer programmer. From Surrey but now living in London Docklands. Boyfriend of Julie-Ann. Age around 30

Micky – former boxer. Now a bodyguard for Paige’s boyfriend. Age 30’s upwards
Derek – Julie-Ann’s father. A Yorkshireman. Age, old enough to be Julie-Ann’s father