Radiant Vermin

By Philip Ridley
Directed by Matt Gray

Jill and Ollie are as upbeat and perky as presenters on daytime TV, the kind of show where eager eyes and electrified smiles are mandatory.

This charming young couple has been chosen by pure chance (or perhaps by design) by a government representative, Miss Dee, in order to participate in a wonderful new programme that bears the aspirational title of “Social Regeneration Through the Creation of Dream Homes”.

Via this scheme, the house of their dreams will be theirs if they simply do what comes naturally. Of course they may not feel that what’s required of them is anything like natural behaviour. But then these dewy newlyweds, who have been living in a squalid council estate known as “the crime capital of the universe,” don’t know human nature as well as the playwright does…

The couple enter a Faustian pact within this jet-black comedy that packs a punch, satirising greed, consumerism and our desperate need to climb the social ladder, and asks the question, is a new kitchen worth a human life?

This is diabolically funny, vicious dark comedy where a government department has found an ingenious solution to the twin dilemmas of housing shortage and homelessness.


  • Jill – female (20-35)
  • Ollie – male (20-35)
  • Miss Dee – any age from 40+

This play will be a wonderful challenge for the actors, who will all additionally play other characters within the story.

Notes About the Auditions

Scripts will be shortly available by the box office with a signing in and out list. Please try not to keep them too long, as numbers are limited.

For those interested in auditioning for Jill or Ollie, please ensure you look at the party scene towards the end of the play.

The plan will be to cast the play early, then come back together for rehearsals in late July/Early August.

Rehearsal nights will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Want to Know More?

Feel free to drop me an email if you want any more information at mrmattgrayis@hotmail.com

Audition Dates

Auditions Closed

  • Tuesday 2nd Jul 2019 at  7:45pm
  • Thursday 4th Jul 2019 at  7:45pm


Tuesdays and Thursdays