New opportunity . . . Gore Repertory Society director Annette Ainge will be holding an audition tonight for the society’s performance of Gone to Seed. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

Auditions will be held this week for the Gore Repertory Society’s show, Gone to Seed.

The play, written by former Invercargill police prosecutor Tim Hambleton, will be directed by society member Annette Ainge.

Mrs Ainge said many people would relate to the storyline.

‘‘It’s a light-hearted comedy involving a gardening club with dwindling membership.

‘‘Anyone who belongs to a club or an organisation will be able to relate to the diversity of personalities involved.’’

Club members faced with a rent increase of the building where they hold their monthly meeting have to find a fundraising project to make up the shortfall.

‘‘The activity that they . . . choose raises suspicions.’’

Five women and four men were needed for the cast, she said.

While the cast was mainly older people, it did not matter what age the actors were.

‘‘The makeup department can help there,’’ she said.

Rehearsals would start on Saturday and the play would be performed in mid May.

Backstage people were also needed to help with wardrobe, makeup, properties and serving supper.

Anyone wanting to audition for a part in the play can contact Mrs Ainge on 027 223-9877 for a script, or turn up to the audition today at 7.30pm at the Little Theatre.