FAMDA’s next play needs a cast!!

FAMDA has plans to stage the wickedly funny new satirical comedy, Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day, directed by Andrew Oldroyd.

When it was first staged in 2012 reviewers wrote:

  • Australia Day is a hoot: makes you laugh, makes you wince, makes you think.   The Age
  • If you want huge laughs … Australia Day is just the ticket.  Herald Sun
  • a deliciously light and perfectly pitched jokefest.  The Australian.

Take one small town and mix together a committee made up of equal parts bigot; CWA-staunch-bastion; Greens-tree-changer new to the town; token-Asian-educator; political-punter-businessman (watch that economic growth!) Add his long-standing-friend-cum-assistant and STIR VIGOROUSLY…


FAMDA envisages staging Australia Day in September / October 2016.

The play involves a cast of 6 – 4 men and 2 women.

Andrew Oldroyd plans to hold auditions for 5 of these roles in June however there is one special role that he would like to pre-cast now as it is pivotal to the humour of the play.

The character’s name is Chester, the 20+ year old Australian born son of Vietnamese migrants.  It is essential that Chester looks Asian but sounds as though he has lived in Australia for a long time.

The role could perhaps be tweaked to allow Chester’s lineage to be from some other part of Asia, (at a pinch ‘he’ could even be female), but preparations for staging the play cannot proceed without the involvement of someone of Asian background.

Contact Andrew Oldroyd via 0439 884 311 or [email protected] for more details about the role.

Please pass on this information to anyone who, you think, would be suited to playing Chester.


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