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Australia Day by Jonathan Biggins

Season:  5 to 23 February 2020

Directed by: Col Kirkman and Robert Comber

Audition date/time: 22 October 2019 from 7:30pm

Venue: Maitland Repertory Theatre, 244 High Street, MAITLAND

Auditionees will be asked to read pieces from the script.

For any queries or to book your audition time, please contact the Directors Col on 0468921608 and email: or Robert on 0417657959 and email:

Scripts are available, so if you would like to read it, please contact Col or Robert.

You will be notified if you have been successful in your auditions.

Performance details

Dates & Times: February 5 - 23, 2020

8:00pm - Feb: Wed 5, Fri 7, Sat 8, Fri 14, Sat 15, Fri 21, Sat 22

2:00pm - Feb: Sun 16, Sun 23


A community committee in a small NSW country town meets to plan celebrations for the forthcoming Australia Day.  With its assorted stalwarts and politicians, long-time residents and  unwitting newcomers, they attempt to create the perfect celebration for this most Australian of days.

A laugh out loud, fair dinkum, politically incorrect comedy.

Act1: The committee organises this important event with meetings spanning the 6 month lead up to Australia Day.

Act 2: Australia Day: What can go wrong? A satirical look at country living, committees and our  National Day and you will recognise these people and these situations.


2 Females, 4 Males



Stage Age

Brian Harrigan

Male Mayor of Coriole Shire and aspiring politician who chairs the Australia Day committee


Robert Wilson

Male Deputy Mayor and loyal worker on the committee


Maree Bucknell

Female President of the local CWA and long serving committee member


Wally Stewart

Male Local builder and small scale developer, also a long serving committee member


Helen McInnes

Female Local Greens councillor, relatively new to the area and recently appointed committee member


Chester Lee

Male of Asian appearance Australian-born Vietnamese primary schoolteacher who has just moved into the area


An Australian accent is mandatory for all characters. This is a comedy, so actors with good comic timing are needed.

Who Do I Contact?

AUDITIONS: Australia Day by Jonathan Biggins - Contact directors Robert Comber on 0417 657 959 and email: or Colleen Kirkman by phone: 0468 921 608 or by email: to book your audition or with further questions

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