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Are you a director and interested in directing at Eltham Little Theatre? Our play selection committee would love to hear from you.

The current play selection committee membership is:

Kath Buckingham (Convenor)

James Banger

James Chappel

Roderick Chappel

Gareth Clarke

Jackie Fraser

Marti Ibrahim

Alison Jones

Simon Laidler

Trudi Walters

We would love to hear your ideas. One Act plays, rehearsed play readings, full length plays, choir, dance and any other production ideas you may have.

Send your ideas to the play selection committee including the dates you are available. Email

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The details for the auditions are as follows:

Cast required 2 male, 2 female to play the following parts:

Richard Hannay - Male - aged (to play) mid to late 30s. Suave, sophisticated, a bit of a ladies man but also vulnerable. (English accent)

Annabella/Pamela/Margaret - Female - aged (to play) late 20s. Multiple female characters who are spies, housewives, love interests and a whole lot more. (German/Scottish/English accents)

Clown 1 - Male - aged 18+ to play multiple characters of multiple genders.

Clown 2 - Female - aged 18+ to play multiple characters of multiple genders.

Note to auditionees

The Clown roles play somewhere in the vicinity of 30+ characters. The ability to perform a variety of accents (Scottish/English/Cockney/various) will be well regarded.

Auditions are scheduled early so cast can be books down much earlier in the rehearsal period.

First audition is a 30 minute (approx) group audition. If required, a call back may be requested.

Group Audition 1:

Monday September 6th - 7:30pm

Group Audition 2:

Tuesday September 7th - 7:30pm

Book your audition times here: https://www.trybooking.com/BTGZB

Call backs (invitation only) - Tuesday 31 August 7pm

Rehearsals are planned for Sunday afternoons as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings commencing from the end of October (at the theatre) though some read-throughs will occur prior. Due to the nature of the play, attendance is required at most/all rehearsals. If unable to make some dates, let us know at the time of the audition.

Production week commences 06 February 2022. Show dates Feb 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27 (matinee), March 2, 3, 4. Bump out 5 March - all cast must attend bump out.


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Eltham Little Theatre has a long and happy tradition of working with youth in the theatre. Since ELT’s inception in 1958 there has been a production specifically for youth performers for nearly every one of those years.

It is only in recent times that we have been able to offer any sort of theatre craft education classes on a weekend. As you may imagine, due to the volunteer nature of our organisation, lessons we are able to provide depend heavily on individual member availability each year.

If you would like to be informed of upcoming youth activities at the theatre please email our youth coordinators.

Youth Classes – General information

Our courses are run for 10 to 18 year olds with separate classes for primary and secondary students. The program explores acting and role play, script reading, monologues and audition preparation. We also look at theatre craft and the importance of staging, lighting, sound, sets, costumes, props and how these things impact an actor’s performance.

When available, classes run within the school term for an average of 7 to 8 weeks in duration. Start times and days can vary but usually classes are held on a Saturday morning between 10 and 12 depending and run for 1 hour’s duration.

Lessons will be focussed on various aspects of theatre work each term including but not limited to the following subjects:

  • audition techniques and preparation

  • theatre craft

  • script reading

  • script interpretation

  • improvisation

  • acting techniques

  • musical theatre