production genre: Drama
region: Greater London | society: South London Theatre (directory) | performance venue: The South London Theatre
production dates: 04 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018
who can audition?:
15 May 2018 - 8pm
07701 055 602 |
17 May 2018 - 8pm
The South London Theatre
The winning entry from our new writing competition, Aspidistra Resistance is about women, their experiences and the attitudes that inform and shape their place in time. Three women. Three different decades. One compelling story.
The play is set in the 1940s, 1970s and 2000s and follows three contrasting women across three generations. The play explores changes in societal attitudes and how they affected women’s priorities and experiences. The writing is both humorous and poignant …
Kitty (30s) Sensible, ladylike, but wanting to be carefree, she feels compelled to do the right thing and act in a mature and sensible manner. She is married to Alf who is in the war.
Grace (30s) Kitty’s best friend is carefree and spontaneous, easy going and a little bit streetwise, energetic and full of spirit.
Young Elaine / Verity
Young Elaine (8) Kitty’s daughter. A polite and well-behaved girl.
Elaine (Late 30s) A glamorous and successful actress, in a relationship with Tony and mother to Young Verity. Down to earth and comfortable with who she is.
Male Late 30s
Tony (Late 30s) Husband to Elaine, supportive of her status and totally charming.
Male Late 30s
Clive (Late 30s) (doubles as Alf and Doctor) Best friend to Tony, and easily led by him.
The Paparazzi (2 male and 1 female) Played by members of the cast – arrogant, rude and pushy.
Adult Verity (30s) Her need to get pregnant has taken over her life and she moves between happiness and depression. Practical and down to earth. Quite a complex character. In a relationship with John.
John (30s) doubles as Mike. An easy going and laid-back character. Is a bit put out when he has to ‘perform’ when not in the mood.