Valerie: The General Manager's secretary. 30s, attractive young lady. Weighed down by the pressures of her job and her unhappy love-life.
Alec Partridge: The General Manager. 50s. Affable and apparently unflappable. Manages to keep his sense of humour despite his problems.
Lulu Lynchpin: The Stage Manager, tough, capable, dependable. 30s-50s.
Doreta Mason: An former actress, glamorous but struggling to look younger. Sophisticated but secretly vulnerable. 40s
Murphy: The Front of House Manager, 30s-40s. An attractive flirt, charming, unambitious, easy-going.
Rita: A barmaid. 30s. Fussy, pretty, kind and popular.
Ms Murdstone: From the Arts Council. Prim and severe, in a position of power and knows it. 40-50.
Clarence Mason: A local councillor and Chair of the Theatre Trust and Doreta's husband. A pompous bully, domineering and aggressive. 50s.