Please note that age ranges given are just a very rough idea of minimum ages required to play the roles & not by any means set in stone.
Garry Essendine – male, 30+ – Lead – An actor. Flamboyant, theatrical, egotistical and very clever.
Liz Essendine – male or female, 30+ – Principal – An actor. Married to Garry. Professional, tolerant, canny. Never stopped loving Garry.
Daphne Stillington – female, 18-30 – Supporting – A ingenuous starstruck would-be actress who thinks she’s in love with Gary. Niece of Lady Saltburn.
Morris Dixon – male, 30+ – Supporting – Garry’s manager. Nervous, sentimental, always in love, usually with married ladies.
Henry Lyppiatt – male, 30+ – Supporting – A producer and theatre owner. Long-time friend of Garry.
Jo Lyppiatt – male or female, 30+ – Principal – Originally Henry’s wife, an actress. Sophisticated, sexy, unfaithful and manipulative.
Monica Reed – female, 25+ – Principal – Garry’s secretary. Professional, reliable, pragmatic, knows all of Garry’s foibles.
Roland Maule – male, 20+ – Supporting – An earnest, ardent, aspiring young playwright who hates commercial theatre but is obsessed with Garry.
Miss Erikson – female, 30+ – Character part – The housekeeper. Dour, and not very impressed with all the goings on.
Fred – male, 20+ – Character part – Garry Essendine’s valet. Dapper and chirpy.
Lady Saltburn – female, 35+ – Character part – Daphne’s upper class, society conscious aunt. Wants a stage career for her niece.