An exuberant comedy about four likely lasses from the Hull fish docks on a day trip to the races, from the author of Be My Baby

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda.  But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York.

Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter.  If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more besides…

Read-through/ Social and Auditions

Our first show meeting will be the read-through which is a chance for anyone to just come along and join in the social aspect without any commitment to the show at all. 

Please do come down no matter what your interest may be.  Whether you would like to audition, play a role off-stage or are just interested in listening to a play read; no matter, you’ll be welcome.  Got a friend that might be interested in the show?  Bring them along too…the more the merrier.

Our auditions are very relaxed; no standing in front of panels and acting out prepared pieces.  Just come along and read for whichever part(s) you might be interested in. 

Here are the dates to put in your diary (also available on the Google calendar on our website)

All meetings are in The Jubilee Hall at the Victoria Halls, Hartley Wintney.

Read through – Thursday 7th March 2024 8pm
Auditions – Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th March 2024, both at 8pm
Rehearsals – from Tuesday 19th March, every Tuesday and Thursday 8-10pm
Sunday rehearsals near to the show (probably two Sundays) TBA
Get in – Saturday 1st June 2024 10am – 4pm
Technical rehearsal – Sunday evening 2nd June 2024
Dress Rehearsal – Tuesday 4th June 2024, curtain 7.45
Trial Performance – Thursday 6th June 2024, curtain 7.45
Show dates…

Friday 7th June 2024, curtain 7.45

Saturday 8th June 2024, curtain 7.45

Thursday 13th June 2024, curtain 7.45

Friday 14th June 2024, curtain 7.45

Saturday 15th June 2024, curtain 7.45

Get-out Sunday 16th June 2024, 10-12pm

Which role is for you?

4 females and up to 6 males in cameo roles:

Pearl, a fish packer – mid-fifties – 381 lines

Jan, a fish packer – mid-forties – 382 lines

Shelley, a fish packer – mid-twenties – 490 lines

Linda, a fish packer – mid-twenties – 254 lines

Joe, their supervisor – 67 lines

Fred, a ticket tout – 14 lines

Jim McCormack, a TV pundit – 128 lines, including almost a full page to camera; also has to teach the girls the bookies hand signals (tic-tac)

Patrick, an Irish Jockey – 54 lines, includes two ½ page speeches

Kevin, a gambler – 25 lines

Barry, a bookie – 55 lines