First Things First Auditions

We will be holding open auditions on Wednesday 22nd March 2023 at the Age Concern Centre in San Pedro. Venue details are at the end of this message.

The cast is three males and three females. 

Hayward Elliott is directing "First Things First ", a comedy written by Derek Benfield. The performance nights are 12th, 13th and 14th May 2023 but cast members will also be required for most of that week for dress and technical rehearsals, as well as three rehearsals per week in the weeks leading up to the production.

Please arrive at 6.30 pm to start at 7 pm. The process is a reading out loud of the script in a group setting. You may be asked to read different parts with different people. The scripts will be provided on the night. 

Everyone who is interested is invited to come along. Acting experience is great but it is not essential. 

If you intend to come to the audition, please send an email with your full name and a contact telephone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The synopsis is as follows:
Pete and George are old friends. In fact, such good old friends that George has been Pete's best man at both of his weddings. Pete, now happily married to Sarah, is appalled when George arrives with the news that his first wife Jessica was not killed in a climbing accident as they had thought but is alive and well and keen to resume her life with Pete! This unexpected revelation leads to a series of hilarious situations as Peter and George try to find a way out of this desperate plight without upsetting either of Pete's wives or his second wife's powerful mother.

All set in Pete’s and Sarah’s house in the suburbs.

The characters are: 
Sarah: An appealing lady with a romantic imagination (Margot’s daughter)
Peter: A pleasant middle aged man with a fondness for marriage
Margot: A formidable possessive mother (Mother of Sarah)
George: A good friend to have in a crisis
Jessica: An attractive wife who has a few secrets
Alan: A nice looking man with an eye or two for a girl or two

There are no age limits specified, the director will determine the best fit for his cast. 

Venue details: San Pedro Age Concern Social and Activities Centre is on Pasaje Armando which runs between Calle Cordoba (beside the Guzman Shoe shop) and the post office in Calle 19 de Octubre. If you know the 24 hours chemist in the centre of San Pedro, Calle Cordoba is opposite it, to the right of the police shop and tourist information shop. The centre is in effect behind these shops.