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When & Where

We’re already preparing for the next show by Wellington Repertory Theatre.  Midnight in Moscow auditions are now available!


  • March 7th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • March 8th, 9:00am – noon

Where:  Brooklyn Scout Hall, 24 Harrison St

Production:  Jun 3rd – 13th, Gryphon Theatre

You will then be sent some audition pieces for the character(s) you’re interested in.


Midnight in Moscow is a play about betrayal: betraying one’s country, betraying one’s wife, betraying one’s friends. Set in Moscow, 1947, spring, a world war has ended, a cold war beginning.

The play is inspired by James McNeish’s The Sixth Man, the absorbing biography of Paddy Costello, which briefly features New Zealand’s first woman ambassador and perpetual inebriate Jean McKenzie. Costello was said to have been a Soviet agent. But, really, who cares? It’s only ever men who carry on about it. Women have a much more honest and personal view of what constitutes treachery.


The play will be directed by Tanya Piejus.   We are still finalising a Production Manager, and there will be a range of other crew roles to fill – including Set Design & Build, Props, Wardrobe and Publicity/media support.


June Temm female, late 50s, New Zealander, matriarch of the New Zealand legation, witty, an unapologetic inebriate – large role
Kit Lovell-Smith male, mid to late 30s, New Zealander, urbane, gay but not camp – large role
Hugh Toomey male, late 30s, New Zealander, affable, must be able to sing well – medium role
Sophie Toomey female, mid-30s, New Zealander, Hugh’s wife, charming, idealistic and naïve – medium role
Madeleine Corless female, 20, New Zealander, intelligent and enthusiastic about dam engineering – medium role
Boris Pasternak male, late 50s, famous and effusive Russian author – supporting role
Olgi Invinskaya female, mid 30s, Boris’ attractive Russian mistress – supporting role