‘If I Were You’ Auditions

Tuesday December 5th, 2023, between 7.30 and 9.30 pm at the Ditchling Village Hall, Ditchling, Lewes Road.

This play is an interesting study of family interactions and perceptions. On the surface the Rodales seem like an ordinary family, but the spark has gone out of Jill and Mal’s marriage. Their teenage son resents his father and their married daughter, Chrissie, has recently become a mother and is facing her own problems with her husband Dean.

Although they all give advice on how to cope with their situations, no one is really listening – until one day – when Jill and Mal have different views of their behaviour which gives rise to many hilarious situations and altered perspectives.

The audition is for two characters:

Dean – Jill and Mal’s son in law who also works with Mal. He is very much on the same wavelength as Mal on how to treat women.

(Age range mid to late twenties but possibly a bit older)

Chrissie – Jill and Mal’s daughter and long-suffering wife of Dean. Extremely concerned about her mother and who often “lets the cat out of the bag”.

(Age range mid to late twenties but possibly a bit older)


Rehearsals are held at the Village Hall, mainly in the lower hall, every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting Tuesday 20th February.

Performances Wednesday 22nd May to Saturday 25th May inclusive with a matinée on the Saturday.

A limited number of scripts are available to borrow and audition pieces will be provided.

For further information and to express an interest, please contact Penelope on director@ditchlingplayers.org.uk

Members Christmas Dinner

Our always-popular members Christmas dinner is booked for Friday, 8th December. All members should now have an email, if not please contact chair@ditchlingplayers.org.uk.

This has always been a popular evening with good food, some light entertainment from our members and our now famous free raffle which all go towards making a pleasant and convivial evening. We hope to see you there!

Spring 2024 Production: December Auditions!

We look forward to bringing you our production of If I Were You by Alan Ayckbourn in Spring 2024. We are auditioning for parts in December, if you are interested please contact Penelope (director@ditchlingplayers.org.uk) or David (chair@ditchlingplayers.org.uk).

We are always on the lookout to welcome new people to the Players, whether on stage or behind the scenes. If you are interested please see our “Get Involved” section for more details, we’d love to hear from you!