The following auditions are currently scheduled:


by A.R.Gurney
directed by Chris Janes

Playing Dates

Friday 14th to Saturday 22nd September 2018
(8 performances)

Audition Dates

Sunday 29th April 2018 at 2:00pm at The Little Theatre
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 8pm at The Little Theatre

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park - or that has found him – bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

The Characters

Sylvia A dog (played by a human with lines!)
Greg 40s - 50s
Kate 40s - 50s
Tom A dog owner in the park
Phyllis Kate's friend
Leslie Greg and Kate’s marriage counsellor

Tom, Phyllis and Leslie are played by the same actor.

Offers of backstage and technical help very welcome!

Scripts can be obtained from Chris, 07896 249867 or