Auditions Saturday, 11 June for the next Sunday Best – ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’

It’s hard to believe, but the next Sunday Best Playreading is on its way. When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell, will be presented on Sunday, 10 July at the Butter Factory Theatre  with music from 2pm and the performance at 3pm.

The Sunday Best Playreading series is presented by HotHouse Theatre in partnership with The Other Theare Company, Albury Wodonga Theatre Company with music provided at each reading by The Murray Conservatorium.

Auditions for the show will be held this Saturday, 11 June from 11am to 2pm at the Butter Factory Theatre. There will also be a three hour rehearsal before the performance on Sunday, 10 July.


Acclaimed Australian writer Andrew Bovell (Lantana) has created an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents. When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humour and hope, as the past plays out into the future.


The play takes place between 1959 and 2039

Henry Law, 40s
Elizabeth Law, 30s
Elizabeth Law, 60s
Gabriel Law, 28, Elizabeth Law’s Son
Gabrielle York, 24
Gabrielle York, 50
Joe Ryan, 50
Gabriel York, 50, The Son Of Gabriel Law And Gabrielle York
Andrew Price, 28, The Son Of Gabriel York

Call Darby on 0419 704 208 or email to book an audition time

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Auditions Open for Next Sunday Best Playreading- Louis Nowra’s Classic ‘Cosi’

Auditions for the second play in the Sunday Best Playreading series, Cosi, will be held this Saturday 30 April from 11am to 2pm at The Butter Factory Theatre, Gateway Island, Wodonga.

The series of playreadings, a partnership including HotHouse Theatre, The Other Theatre Company and Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company, began last month with a reading of Betty Roland’s Australian classic drama, The Touch of Silk. Live music is provided before each reading by Murray Conservatorium.

The Other Theatre Company has chosen Louis Nowra’s play, first performed at Belvoir St Theatre in 1992. Set in a Melbourne mental hospital in 1971, Cosi is semi-autobiographical, and is a play within a play. It is a touching and biting portrayal of human relationships and mental illness. The playreading will be directed by Alexander Gibbs.

Reading Performance Date: Sunday 22 May 2016, 3pm
To be involved, interested people must be available on Sunday 22 May. There will be a three-hour rehearsal on the Sunday, followed by the public reading at 3pm.


LEWIS, 21, has just left university.
LUCY, 20-23, is doing an MA thesis and lives with Lewis.
NICK, 21-24, also doing a thesis and directs student productions.
JUSTIN, a social worker in his late 30s or early 40s. He is neat and precise.
ROY, 40-50, a mental patient who has spent much of his life in institutions.
HENRY, 40-50, a former lawyer who is now a patient. Like Roy, he has spent much of his adult life in institutions.
DOUG, 20-30, has a liking for fires, but has not been in institutions very long.
CHERRY, 25-35, has been in institutions for some time.
JULIE, 21-25, is in a mental institution for the first time because of drug dependency.
RUTH, 30-40, an obsessive personality, who is in and out of mental institutions.
ZAC, 25-30, the musician of the group who has been in and out of mental institutions.
Phone 02 6021 7433 or 0410 933 582 for any enquiries or if unable to make the audition on Saturday from 11am – 2pm.
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Playreading auditions Monday 21 March!


Ever wanted to tread the boards of the Butter Factory Theatre?  We are holding a community audition session this Monday 21st March. Audition times are available from 6pm.

Auditions are for the Sunday Best community playreading series, which will be run in partnership with Albury Wodonga Theatre Company and The Other Theatre Company.

The first rehearsed reading will be Betty Roland’s classic Australian play The Touch of Silk in April, and will be directed by HotHouse Theatre’s Artistic Director Lyn Wallis. This is a large cast play, and we need volunteer community actors, both male and female between 30 and 70 years of age.

To book an audition time, contact Sam Terry on 02 6021 7433 or