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2016 Season - What a Line Up!

Something for Everyone!

Theatre meets Architecture

Come and feel the ambience of this beautiful building and the cultural excellence of ILT.

ILT One Act Play Festival

The longest running drama festival in the Southern Hemisphere!

theatre_at_nightWelcome to the website of The Ipswich Little Theatre Society.

Almost all of our shows in 2015 sold out before opening and our 2016 productions will go like hot cakes too. Find out more about our 2016 Programme. If you are currently a member or wish to become a member why not renew or apply for your membership online as well.

Since 1946 ILT has been entertaining audiences with all types of quality theatre. Set in the beautiful grounds adjacent to Queens Park, the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre designed by Walter Burley-Griffin is an intimate and unique venue.

With its open courtyard and bar facilities, it offers the opportunity for not only a night of theatre but also a very pleasant social event.


2016 Auditions

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All auditions and readings (unless otherwise advised) are held in the Jean Pratt Building which is part of the ILT complex at 7.30pm. Information about each play can be found below.

Season 1 -

Lipstick Dreams - Please note - This play has been cast.

Season 2 -

The Glass Menagerie - Audition date 1 February 2016.

Cast Required 

Amanda Wingfield – Southern belle and mother – 40 +

Tom Wingfield – her son – 18 to 25

Laura Wingfield – her crippled daughter – 18 to 25

Jim O’Connor – the gentleman caller – 18 to 25


Amanda Wingfield, a faded southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son, Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her younger days as a feted debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter who has a crippled leg and who hides away from the outside world, spending much of her time polishing and arranging her collection of little glass animals.

Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor (or “gentleman caller” as she puts it) for Laura. Under pressure from his mother, Tom invites an acquaintance from work, named Jim, home for dinner.

Will the “gentleman caller” prove to be the answer to all of their prayers?

“This play catapulted Tennessee Williams from obscurity to fame when it first appeared on Broadway in 1945. Its allure for audiences is reflected in how often it has been revived on both stage and film”.

Rated PG – Contains adult themes     

For more information and/or perusal scripts email the Director, Jan Paterson or phone 3282 4250  

Season 3 -

The Narcissist - Audition date 21 March 2016.

Cast Required (ages are indicative only - please do not preclude yourself from casting just because you are not in the age bracket suggested for each character)

2 Males - 30s-50s (Xavier & Jesse)

1 Male - 20s-30s (Satchel)

1 Female - 40s-50s (Bronwyn)

1 Female - 20s-30s (Y'landah)

Please note that sides and audition pieces are listed below. Auditions will be by way of a prepared reading of a character's monologue together with ensemble pieces to determine an appropriate cast mix. For example, the file bronwyn-xavier-monologue.pdf is the monologue you would prepare if you are auditioning for the role of Bronwyn.

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This modern day farce is set in New Farm, Brisbane - only normal Australian accents are required. Please be mindful that the succesful cast will be rquired to have their lines down by mid way through the rehearsal process so as to concentrate on characterisation and movement rather than remembering lines.


Xavier is a narcissist. He is a jaded, single, urban professional living in New Farm and the prospects of finding a psychosexually well-adjusted partner are beginning to fade. Enter Bronwyn, an equally committed boozy malcontent and best friend who challenges Xavier to a duel – “Six weeks to bag a man! No ifs, no buts, no limits, no boundaries and no rules!”

Let's be honest - it's all about ME! 

The Narcissist is a riotous and politically incorrect post-modern comedy of manners. Guaranteed to leave audiences in gasping fits, this play is about middle-class, middle-age sexual politics.

Rated MA 15+ Frequent Coarse Language, Sexual References

For more information and/or perusal scripts email the Director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 0403 175 702

Season 4 -

Deckchairs - Audition date 6 June 2016.

Synopsis & Casts Required

Cupboard Love

Cast Required - 2 Females aged 30-50

Peggy and Jane come to rest after jogging on the seafront. As they chat they find to their delight that they have much in common: both are excellent cooks; both are fighting the flab acquired through preparing rich meals for a gentleman friend. When they discover to their horror, they share a passion for the same man, the two women devise their culinary revenge on the deceiver.

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Cast Required - Felicity - aged 50+ (Female) - Mary aged 30+ (Female)

When the widow of a much- respected Army Colonel discovers that his past seems to include a secret child for whom he was paying maintenance, she is naturally very distressed. However, she is determined to protect his reputation and retain her dignity. Not so easy when the mother of the child in question arrives on her doorstep.

Cruise Missile

Cast required - James - Late 20s to 60s (Male) Goldie - Late 20s to 60s (Male or Female)

When Janet embarks on her first cruise, she is pursued by an overbearing and know it all cruise ship regular named Goldie who tries to involve her in every shipboard activity. Janet just wants to curl up with a good book and desperately tries to escape from the loud and brassy Goldie. Anyone who has ever been on a cruise will have met a “Goldie”.

“A delightful trio of plays which are funny, and at times, moving stories about human loving and longing.”

Rated PG. Contains adult themes.

For more information and/or perusal scripts email the  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone 0400 997 365 

Season 5 -

The Final Test - Audition date 8 August 2016.

Cast Required 

4 males, 2 females

Peter – retirement age (50-70 yrs) – a demanding role, this character is on stage the entire play.

Ruth – Peter’s wife (50-70 yrs) – a moderately sized role

Ray and Susan (20 – 40 yrs) – moderately sized roles

Policeman (any age, preferably male)  -  a delightful cameo for one scene.

Removal Man (any age) – very small role at commencement of play,  could be played by the actor cast as the Policeman.


Peter and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage.  Or so Peter believes.

They each have their own interests – he loves listening to the cricket on the radio, she likes to travel.

But all is not well, as Peter discovers one afternoon when he’s dozing in his deckchair and listening to the final test from The Oval.  His wife announces that she has sold the house from under him and she’s moving to the coast with her lover.  When the new owners move in later that day they discover they have more than they bargained for:  an elderly, cricket-loving squatter who refuses to move out of their garden.

“The Final Test is a touching and poignant comedy about marriage, cricket, and the dangerous lure of a beach-side retreat.”

Rated G  Suitable for all audiences

For more information and/or perusal scripts email the Director,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone (07) 5464 5363

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