by Ed Waugh & Trevor Wood

Less is MORE and Middlesbrough Theatre present


By Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood


A darkly funny tale from the Northeast authors of the hit comedies Dirty Dusting and Waiting for Gateaux.
When Katy Dream left drama school she walked straight into a starring TV role in The Revengers. Sadly, her days as Gemma Peel - the leather-clad, crime-solving, kung-fu queen of Tyneside are long gone. 25 years later she's back to being plain old Katy West, the apron-clad, debt-ridden, dancing queen of Nowhere. Her husband, Jimmy, a Castro-obsessed Marxist, has been in a wheelchair since a shipyard accident and spends his time training for road races and making soup.
When Katy's new agent manages to secure her an audition for the role of Portia in a touring production of The Merchant of Venice she sees a light at the end of the tunnel. Enter Gary, a charming but sinister loan shark, who is about to turn her world upside down…
 ‘… while they’ve proved they can make us laugh, this shows they can also craft plays with real depth.’ – THE METRO

Required – Male actor – playing age 50
Jimmy – Katy’s husband. In a wheel chair, good at making soup was previously an electrician for 15 years and now he is the oldest paperboy.

Required – Male actor – playing age mid 20’s.
Gary – Financial advisor / Debt collector, likes to read, although he left school at 16. Considers himself a heartthrob with the ladies.

FEE - £750 (no travel or accommodation subsidy available)

Please send a CV and headshot along with any other information that may assist the casting process (showreels etc) to David and Laura - before 12pm on the 1st of December 2017
We welcome submissions from North East actors.

Required – Director

Passionate, engaging and willing to take risk’s. You must have at least three professional credits as either a director or as an assistant director. You will work alongside the set/lighting designer based at Middlesbrough Theatre as well as working alongside less is MORE’s production team. A good understanding of dark comedies would be advantageous.

REHEARSAL PERIOD – Daily, Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 – Wednesday 27th Feb 2018. (Days off in between rehearsals are 17/02/18 – 18/02/18 – 19/02/18 – 24/02/18/ - 25/02/17).

FEE - £750 (no travel or accommodation subsidy available)

Please send a cover letter, CV and any appropriate reviews to David and Laura - before 12pm on the 27th of November 2017

SHOW DATES - 28/02/18 - 03/03/18 – Matinee - Saturday 3rd March 2018 – 2:30pm