Posted on: 30th January 2013

The Playhouse is now holding auditions for 'Tillies'.

Written by Patsy Durnin and directed by Nicky Harley, 'Tillies' An affectionate epitaph to the women and men who sewed, sweated, laughed and cried in Derry's shirt factories through the decades, 'Tillies' is a vivid and emotional portrait of the famous factory and its times. 


Opened in 1856, Tillies and Henderson's factory stood for one hundred and forty seven years as a testament to the industrialist William Tillie and to the sewing skills of the factory girls of the city until its eventual demolition in 2003.


Characters within play-
Females 18-30 (Acting Age)
Males 18-30 (Acting Age)
Males 50+

Please prepare 2min contemporary dramatic monologue.

Auditions will be held on 2nd February

'Tilles' will run at The Millennium Forum on the 19th and 20th April.

To apply for an audition place, please send CV and headshot to Kieran Griffiths at

Actors must be available to work evening rehearsals



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