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
- Book your audition slot by emailing email@example.com.
- You will also need to complete an audition form: click here to download, complete, scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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|