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Auditions for Roald Dahl's "The Twits"

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Job details

Tim Bray Theatre Company
27 Jul 2021
Work type
Contract, Fixed Term, Auditions
Work classification
Performing Arts



Roald Dahl’s

The Twits

Adapted by Tim Bray

Songs by Christine White


A delicious Roald Dahl creation. Mr and Mrs Twit are nasty and love playing tricks on each other. The things they get up to are a sight to behold! Would you like a glass eyeball in your drink? How about some worms in your spaghetti? Who doesn’t like a slimy frog in their bed? And would you believe how they make their favourite treat, Wednesday Bird Pie….it’s a sticky idea. Their antics will have the audience gasping in amusement and giggling along. 


But when Mr Twit turns his nasty attentions to creating the World’s First Upside-Down Monkey Circus with Muggle-Wump the monkey, things get turned upside down and the Twits get a dose of their own nasty ways. 


Producer: Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust.


Director: Tim Bray, QSM


6 actors required – 4 actors for the show plus 2 alternate cast members (understudies) who will perform in at least one show for each alternate role.

The alternate cast members will be close to the production through the entire season filling the roles of Audience Host (who is a liaison to school groups and the public) and makes a brief welcome to the audience) and Head Usher. As well as learning two performance roles, both also learn the Stage Manager duties as a backup.


Period required:

10 weeks

Monday 6 September – Saturday 13 November 2021




Mr Twit:  Comedic skills required. Larger than life character who loves playing tricks on his wife. Physical performer. Able to sing. Beard or costume beard to be worn.


Mrs Twit / Bird puppeteer: Comedic skills required. Also, puppetry experience would be good. Larger than life character who loves playing tricks on her husband. Physical performer. Able to sing.


Gas Meter Reader / Roly Poly Bird:  Comedic skills required. Looking for energetic and larger than life performer. Involves some puppetry. Able to sing.


Muggle-Wump the monkey:  Very physical role. Dancer or acrobat. Able to do handstands, walk on their hands and preferably cartwheel and cartwheel with no hands. Able to sing. Face makeup required (training given).


Auditions: Friday 30th July 2021


Place: Hayes Room, Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna

(Come upstairs to Tim Bray Theatre Company office to fill out pre-audition form)


Production dates:


Rehearsals: Place TBC

Mon 6 – Fri 10 September          9.15am – 4.45pm

Mon 13 – Fri 17 September       9.15am – 4.45pm


Production Week (variable hours and some evenings):

Final rehearsals                             

Monday 20 September                                                              10.15am – 5.15pm

At PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna from now:

Spacing rehearsal                            Tues 21 Sept                     9.30am – 4.30pm

Lighting/Plot                                    Wed 22 Sept                     9.30am – 6pm (till 7pm as contingency)

Technical                                           Thurs 23 Sept                    9.30am – 6pm (till 7pm as contingency)

Dress:                                                 Fri 24 Sept                         9.30am – 6pm



Gala Opening: Saturday 25 Sept, 5pm (Call time 3.30pm)

School Season: Monday 27 Sept– Friday 1 October shows 10.30am and 1pm (call time 9.30am)

Public Season: Saturday 2 Oct – Saturday 16 Oct, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call time 9.30am)

Some afternoon calls (after 1pm show) for social media and Sensory Relaxed performance training.

No shows on Sundays.


Tour Dates:

Te Oro, Glen Innes

Pack in Monday 18 October 2pm – 7pm

Shows Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 October, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call times 9.30am)


Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau

Pack in Tuesday 26 October 2pm – 7pm

Shows Wednesday 27 – Friday 29 October, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call times 9.30am)

Note no shows Saturday 30 Oct


Glen Eden Playhouse, Glen Eden

Pack in Monday 1 November 2pm – 7pm

Shows Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 November, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call times 9.30am)



Māngere Arts Centre, Māngere

Pack in 8 November 2pm – 7pm

Shows Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 November, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call times 9.30am)


Video: We are currently applying for the rights to film the show for an online pay-per-view video. If these rights are granted, a separate contract will be issued for this.


Fees: $820.00 (+ GST if registered) per week

Based on $26 per hour averaged over rehearsal, production week and performance weeks


To be considered for an audition, please send CV, recent photo and your preferred role and audition time slot if applicable to Whitney Channings.


Thank you,

Whitney Channings

Company Manager


Phone: 09-486-2261 Mobile: 028 409 6501



How to apply

Please send CV, recent photo and your preferred role and audition time slot if applicable to Whitney Channings:

By 5pm Tuesday 27th of July. 


Written by

Tim Bray Theatre Company, admin. by The Operating Theatre Trust

20 Jul 2021

Tim Bray Theatre Company is recognised as Auckland’s leading theatre company for children and, having been established in 1991, is one of New Zealand’s oldest professional theatre companies.