The Revlon Girl - Reading and Audition Notice

Reading:                          Sunday 20th October, 6.00 pm, Foyer, Hampton Hill Theatre
Audition:                         Sunday 27th October, 6.00 pm, Coward Suite, Hampton Hill Theatre
Performance Dates:      Sunday 23rd February – Saturday 29th February 2020 (Coward Studio)

The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking
Directed by Kelly Wood

Aberfan.  October 21st 1966, 0915.  The spoil tip on top of the mountain collapsed, sending tonnes of slag thundering down to the village, smothering the school. 144 people died. 116 of them were children.

Eight months later, and the bereaved mothers meet once a week to laugh, to cry, to heal together. At one of the meetings, the women admitted how much they had let themselves go. Afraid of what other people would think, they secretly arrange for a representative from Revlon to come and give them a talk on beauty tips. The Revlon Girl tells the real life story of that rainy Tuesday night.

The Characters

Aberfan is a small mining town in South Wales where everyone knows everyone. These women have known each other since school - the same school their children went to. It’s less about the ages, and more about the relationships, so if you’re interested still come!

Sian: late 20s - early 30s. Bright, hopeful and eager to help. Sian is very much the instigator - and defender - of the evening’s event and is desperate for it to go well.

Revlon: late 20s – early 30s, same age as Sian.  Revlon is smart, well groomed and well bred, trusting and clearly does not come from a Welsh working class mining village.

Marilyn: early to mid 30s, introverted, tense and fearful of change. Though outwardly simple, she is very focused.

Rona: early to mid 30s, fiery, foul-mouthed and indomitable. She finds strength in rage, rejects authority and is easily set alight.

Jean: early to mid 30s, Jean is stately, conservative and sociable. Though she hails from the same background as Marylin and Rona, Jean is now the wife of a respected church minister and therefore regards herself as a pillar of the community.

Jackie: (unseen) the hotel’s part time receptionist barmaid. Helpful but inattentive.


If you would like any further information, please contact me - hope to see you at the reading!

Kelly Wood

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