Theatre Wakefield is calling for auditions for a video recording of a live reading of a new play from our New works Project entitled:

“Husband? What husband?”

A radio adaptation of A comedy about bad Manners and things buried


John Cook

We are seeking persons who can vocally portray mid-to late-forties.

The play has five characters; three females and two males:

ELIZABETH Mid-forties. Bitter and condescending. She is not adjusting well to her new life of poverty.

BEA Late forties. Older sister of ELIZABETH. Warm, kind, helpful, and generous. She always tries to see the good in people. She is a bit gullible, as she believes Elvis is still alive and faithfully reads the daily tabloids.

RUDY Late forties. Ex-husband of ELIZABETH. Charming, witty, handsome, a liar, and a con artist. Everyone likes and trusts him. You can take his word all the way to the bank - his bank, the jail.

ANDREW Late forties. Ex-husband of BEA. A fraud, womanizer, somewhat superstitious, and suffers from seasonal allergies. His mid-life crisis has indeed turned into a crisis, hence the need for him to come back from the dead.

MADGE Mid-forties. Friend of ELIZABETH. Manipulative and cunning. On the surface, she appears to be a woman who has repented her selfish past; however, the veneer is thin.

Auditions will be held via Zoom on December 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and December 28th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Please contact or call 613-294-2841 to book your session. If further sessions are required, we will advise.

Important note: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the reading will be performed in a large space that has been specially prepared with safe ventilation to enable removal of masks while reading.

Also, as this is a play reading, there are no lines or movements to memorize. Vocal quality is the medium.

We thank you for your interest. Only those chosen will receive a return call.