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by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Russell R. Greene

Produced by Erica Goddard and Kelsey McDonough


   Sunday, August 28 @5:30pm

and Tuesday, August 30 @7:30pm

Performance dates:
December 2-17, 2022
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM)

Acme Theater is excited to announce auditions for the play Neighbourhood Watch, written by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Russell R. Greene.

The Story

Unmarried middle-aged brother and sister, Martin and Hilda Massie, are living together and leading a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden. The Massies' neighbours congregate in their living room and together they agree to form a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against further incidents. But after the Massies' beloved garden gnome Monty is thrown through their window, matters swiftly escalate, complicated by Martin's burgeoning romance with Amy, wife of Gareth, who was formerly involved with Luther, husband of Magda… What begins as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community ends in violence and acrimony.


"We have met the enemy and he is us!"-- War of 1812 Master Commandant Oliver Perry

Audition Info

Auditions will be held at Acme Theater (61 Summer Street, Maynard, MA). 


Sunday, August 28 @ 5:30pm

Tuesday, August 30 @ 7:30pm


Auditions will consist of reading sides from the script. We encourage auditioners to be familiar with the play prior to auditions. Contact Producer Erica Goddard ( if you’d like a copy of the selected sides.

*Please note: Acme Theater requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for all auditioners. Please come prepared with your Covid-19 vaccination card. A copy of our current Covid-19 safety policy is available on our website.*

Performance Dates


December 2-17, 2022

Friday and Saturday @ 8pm curtain

Sunday matinees (Dec 4 and 11) @ 3pm curtain


Character Descriptions

Martin (40s)

Hilda (40s-50s)


The Neighbours:  

Rod Trusser (50s/60s): A former security guard 

Dorothy Doggett (60s): The estate's gossip

Gareth Janner (late 40's): An unemployed engineer

Amy Janner (30s): Gareth's much younger wife 

Magda Bradley (20s/30s): A mousy music teacher 

Luther Bradley (late 30's): Magda's controlling husband

Acme Theater holds open auditions. For information on our casting policy, please see "View Our Casting Policy" below.

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