NEW ZEALAND COMEDY PLAY AUDITIONS 

The Court Theatre is seeking actors for various roles in: 

Flagons and Foxtrots by Ross Gumbley and Alison Quigan
Directed by Kathleen Burns 

[PLEASE KEEP THE PLAY TITLE CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL OUR 2022 SEASON HAS BEEN PUBLICLY LAUNCHED]

Auditions: 8 October and 10 October 2021 
Self-tapes due: end of day 18 October 2021
Rehearsals:  24 January – 18 February 2022

Show season: 19 February  26 March 2022

  • A play set in rural Canterbury in the 1960s - the golden age of dancehall culture
  • Kiwi accents
  • Full script here (please keep confidential and do not distribute)


AUDITIONS:

Friday 8 and Sunday 10 October 2021 
Little Andromeda,
Level 1, 134 Oxford Terrace

Instruments provided on the day:
piano, drums, bass amp, guitar amp

Role information and audition scenes below, followed by a link to book your audition time. 

A note on “SKILLS REQUIRED”

1)  “Basic dance” refers to the ability to do the dance hall favourites of the time. This includes the waltz, gay gordons, the foxtrot, and the twist. You won’t need to know what they are on arrival; they will be taught.

2)  While there are recommended allocations of instruments to the members of The Archie Moore Trio, casting is open to looking at different configurations of these. In fact, let us know if you play more than one instrument.


Roles being considered: 


Jill – 20s. A dental nurse who can’t wait to marry her boyfriend Jack. Loves to help her Dad and Aunty Ina run the dances.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic dance. 

TEXT: See scene below. 

MUSIC: n/a

DANCE: Just let us know what your dance background is. 

 

Rita – 20s. A nurse who sings at the dances. Best friend of Jill… suddenly faced with a life-changing situation that could change all of that.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic dance. Sings “You Don’t Own Me”. 

TEXT: See scene below. 

MUSIC: Please sing one minute of a song from the period. That could be the actual song she sings or not.

DANCE: Just let us know what your dance background is. 

 

Archie  20s. Pinkie’s older brother. A mechanic by day, has dreams of being a rock 'n' roll star. Plays guitar in The Archie Moore Trio.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic dance. Plays guitar and lead vocals.

TEXT: See scene below. 

MUSIC: Please showcase your voice and instrument playing abilities with a song from the period. Casting is open to seeing more than one instrument; one minute will suffice, but more if you are playing more than one instrument.

DANCE: Just let us know what your dance background is. 

 

Pinkie – Late teens. Archie’s younger brother. He’s the drummer in the trio, and it’s his first time at the dance.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic dance. Plays drums and backing vocals.

TEXT: See scene below. 

MUSIC: Please showcase your voice and instrument playing abilities with a song from the period. Casting is open to seeing more than one instrument; one minute will suffice, but more if you are playing more than one instrument.

DANCE: Just let us know what your dance background is. 

 

Jack  20s. Jill’s boyfriend. A postie and a piano player in the trio. Wants to get out of this small town.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic dance. Plays piano and backing vocals.

TEXT: See scene below. 

MUSIC: Please showcase your voice and instrument playing abilities with a song from the period. Casting is open to seeing more than one instrument; one minute will suffice, but more if you are playing more than one instrument.

DANCE: Just let us know what your dance background is. 

In-person audition bookings are now closed.

self-tape SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.


Audition scenes available here

If you have any questions please email erica.browne@courttheatre.org.nz  


IF UNABLE TO ATTEND THE IN-PERSON AUDITIONS, PLEASE submit A SELF-TAPE audition BELOW. sumbissions due by end of day 18 October.