Ballarat National Theatre

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Play Reading Dates

Play readings will be happening again in 2018; please contact Robyn Ashmore 0409 409 572 if you’re interested in hosting a play reading.


Auditions for Pride and Prejudice

When: Saturday 16 December from 10 am to 5 pm
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood Street, Ballarat Central
Booking: Call Christine Holmes on 0404 104 319 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Elizabeth Bennet - An intelligent and spirited young woman who possesses a keen wit who eventually falls in love with Mr. Darcy.
  • Mr Darcy - A wealthy, proud man who falls in love with Elizabeth B.
  • Mr Bennet - Elizabeth's ironic and often apathetic father. Unhappily married, he has failed to provide a secure financial future for his wife and daughters.
  • Mrs Bennet - Elizabeth's foolish and unrestrained mother who is obsessed with finding husbands for her daughters.
  • Jane Bennet - A gentle and kind-hearted young woman who is Elizabeth's confidant and the oldest of the Bennet daughters. She falls in love with Bingley but is cautious about revealing the depth of her feelings for him.
  • Mary Bennet - The pretentious third Bennet daughter, who prefers reading over socializing.
  • Catherine (Kitty) Bennet - The Bennet's peevish fourth daughter, who joins her sister Lydia in flirting with soldiers.
  • Lydia Bennet - The Bennet's immature and irresponsible youngest daughter. Mrs. Bennet's favorite, she shocks the family by running away with Wickham.
  • Charles Bingley - A good-natured and wealthy man who falls in love with Jane. He is easily influenced by others, especially by his close friend Darcy.
  • Caroline Bingley - Bingley's shallow and haughty sister, who befriends Jane and later snubs her. She attempts to attract Darcy's attentions and is jealous when Darcy is instead drawn to Elizabeth.
  • Mr and Mrs Hurst - Bingley's snobbish sister and brother-in-law. Mrs. Hurst spends most of her time gossiping with Caroline, while Mr. Hurst does little more than play cards and sleep.
  • George Wickham - A handsome and personable fortune hunter to whom Elizabeth is initially attracted. He eventually runs off with and is forced to marry Lydia.
  • Lady Catherine De Bourgh - Darcy's arrogant aunt, who dominates Mr. Collins and entertains hopes that her daughter will marry Darcy.
  • Miss De Bourgh - Lady Catherine's sickly, bland daughter.
  • Colonel Fitzwilliam - Darcy's well-mannered and pleasant cousin, who is interested in Elizabeth, but who needs to marry someone with money.
  • Georgiana Darcy - Darcy's shy but warmhearted sister.
  • Mr Collins - Mr Bennet's ridiculous cousin, who will inherit Longbourn after Mr. Bennet's death. Upon Lady Catherine De Bourgh's recommendation, he seeks a bride, first proposing to Elizabeth and then to Charlotte Lucas.
  • Charlotte Lucas - Elizabeth's sensible and intelligent friend, who disappoints Elizabeth by marrying Mr. Collins for money and security.
  • Sir William and Lady Lucas - Charlotte's parents and the Bennets' neighbors.
  • Mr and Mrs Gardiner - Mrs Bennet's intelligent and cultivated brother and sister-in-law.
  • Mr and Mrs Phillips - A country attorney and his vulgar wife, who is Mrs. Bennet's sister.

General Information

Casting for each BNT production is done by a combination of invitation and audition.

Yearly auditions are advertised in advance and individual appointments made. Auditions are advertised by email, Facebook and the Website.