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Lathered Up

A comedy about the dirty tricks culture behind television soaps.

  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Senior Theatre
A comedy about the dirty tricks culture behind television soaps.

A failing soap calls in the lead actress of a very successful soap to give them a masterclass on how to achieve better ratings. This results in the employment of a creative consultant who wreaks havoc with the cast and plot lines, with hilarious and manic effect.

Features Australia's most famous bogan woman, Shirely, and her hidden life.

  • Casting: 4M, 10F

  • LOLA - Writer of Magenta Place. Aged 50+. Starts off as nervous and mousy, transforms into confident and glamorous.
    DENNIS - Writer of Magenta Place. Aged 50+. Mild mannered, slightly nerdy.
    MELANIE - Production assistant. Aged 20+. Slightly cheeky.
    STAN - Executive Producer. Aged 50+. Confident but slightly harassed.
    SHIRLEY - Aged late 50s. Completely over the top, brassy diva. Star of Wattle Street. Utterly ruthless, with a fake heart of gold -- but likeable.
    BERYL - Totally humourless but devoted personal assistant to Shirley.
    MERYL - Lead actress of Magenta Place aged 60+, who can be a bit bossy but not a diva like Shirley.
    SASHA - Production Consultant. Aged 50+. Completely bonkers but very creative hippy. Totally obsessed with the world of television soaps.
    PETER - Old school lead actor. Aged 60+. Plummy voice, sexist views, described as having "wandering hands."
    ANGELA - Aged 30-40+. Slightly posh and jolly.
    OLIVIA - Aged 40-50. Down to earth, speaks her mind.
    NAOMI - Aged 50+. Simmering with ambition.
    ERIC - Aged 40 - 50. Mild mannered, sensitive soul. Always plays vicars or similar parts.
    PATRICIA - Aged 60 - 70. Unsmiling, critical and exudes menace.
    MARINA PETERS - (Offstage voice) Efficient but sympathetic interviewer. Any age.
    REPORTER - (Male. Offstage voice)
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    A comedy about the dirty tricks culture behind television soaps.

    A failing calls in the lead actress of a very successful soap to give them a masterclass on how to achieve better ratings. This results in the employment of a creative consultant who wreaks havoc with the cast and plot lines, with hilarious and manic effect.

    Features Australia's most famous bogan woman, Shirely, and her hidden life.

    $24.95