STOP PRESS: We are still looking for someone to play the awesome role of Geoffrey.  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested.


Saturday 17 February, 2pm    &     Sunday 18 February, 2pm
at The Gate Theatre Torbay 

The Plot:

Set in Salford England 1960s: Jo, a seventeen-year-old working class girl, and her mother, Helen, who is presented as crude and sexually indiscriminate. Helen leaves Jo alone in their new flat after she begins a relationship with her rich lover, Peter. At the same time Jo begins a romantic relationship with Jimmy, a black sailor. He proposes marriage but then goes to sea, leaving Jo pregnant and alone. She finds lodgings with a homosexual acquaintance, Geoffrey, who assumes the role of surrogate father. Helen returns after leaving her lover and the future of Jo’s new home is put into question.

 Required cast:

Helen        Female, mid to late forties
Jo                Female, late teens or early twenties
Peter         Male, mid to late thirties
Jimmy      Male, twenties, dark-skinned
Geoffrey  Male, early twenties to mid 30s


Helen and Jo:  preferably northern English (Manchester)
Peter and Geoffrey:  English
Jimmy:  lower class British or American

Production Dates:

18 May to 2 June 2018

For more information,
please contact the director,Steve Wright:
phone 444-7673 or 021-978-428
or email
To request a copy of the script for perusal,
please email  auditions@torbaytheatre.comIf you would like to audition, even if you can’t make one of the advertised times,
please email