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Author: Adapted by James Roose Evans from the book by Helene Hanff

Director: Horrie Leek

Enquiries: 0412 474 255

Characters Summary: 3M and 5F roles. Various ages


The character ages are a guide only as the play spans 20 years. 
Helene Hanff: 35 plus. American Jewish. Feisty, warm. Large role 
Frank Doel: 40 plus. English. Somewhat reserved. Nice sense of humour. Large role. 
Cecily Farr: 30 plus. English. Wife and mother warm and friendly to her co-workers. 
Megan Wells: 25 plus. English. Efficient secretary. Self-assured. 
Mr Martin: 50 plus. Dignified. Quite a lot of time on stage but no dialogue. 
William Humphries : 25 plus. English. Capable and friendly. Some dialogue 
Maxine Stuart: 35 plus. American. Glamorous. 
Joan Todd: 35 plus. English. Small but important role. Confident. Strong delivery required. 

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

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Synopsis: The charming true story of the business letters between a struggling young writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The story unfolds over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff first writes to Marks & Co., and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending ‘care packages’ to the book store staff. 

Other Information: Auditions are by appointment only. 
All enquiries to the Director. Email or 0412 474 255 


Sunday 4 March, 2018
Tuesday 6 March, 2018
Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College,
Venue Address
Lechte Road

Victoria, Melbourne