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Musician for "Badjelly the Witch"

Job details

Tim Bray Theatre Company
27 May 2022
Work type
Contract, Fixed Term, Auditions
Work classification
Performing Arts


BADJELLY THE WITCH by Spike Milligan 

Adapted by Tim Bray 

Period of work: Friday 10th June – Saturday 30th July 


 A kiwi favourite, oozing with comedy   

Children worldwide have grown up with the story of Tim and Rose’s madcap adventure through the great black forest and into Badjelly’s castle, and this July children of Auckland can experience the electric, cult classic stage show Badjelly The Witch live! From the loony world of Spike Milligan's original tale, Tim Bray, QSM has created a Monty Pythonesque comedy that sets off in search of a beloved lost cow. A quest full of twists and turns, with memorable characters and sausage turning spells. This bustling stage show will delight children and parents alike in a one-hour stage extravaganza.  

“It’s a rollicking ride for an hour that is well-paced and delivers plenty of laughs for all ages...Mixing a 70s style with a dash of Monty Python, the creatives have clearly had plenty of fun in creating this larger-than-life version of Badjelly The Witch. – Dione Joseph, Theatreview 

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

Director: Tim Bray, QSM 


Musician: Our musician is always part of the company, and attends all rehearsals, then performs live during the shows. The show is about 60 minutes long (no interval). For this show we need our musician to provide and play keyboard. Other instruments could be integrated.  

The job description is detailed below, but feel free to contact us with any questions.   

- To create incidental music during the show to underscore the action of the show  

- To rehearse and perform the incidental music, songs, and sound effects prescribed in the show  

- To suggest and source the sound effects   

- To assist in the pack in and placement of any sound equipment and musical instruments  

- To assist the technicians and director in getting the sound levels balanced  

- To follow the directions of the show’s director, production manager, stage manager, and venue personnel  

- To attend any publicity sessions – TV, radio, print, live performances – that may be organised by the publicist or the Theatre Company  

- To provide music for our promotional video trailer  

- To take part in the meet and greet with the audience after each performance (except the Gala Opening)  

- To take part in Q+A sessions for Educational groups, Audio Described performances, NZSL Interpreted performances, Sensory Relaxed performances   

- To adhere to the Theatre Company’s and venue’s Health & Safety Policies and Procedures  


Period required: 

7 weeks, Friday 10 June – Saturday 30 July 2022 


Auditions: Contact Katie, Company Stage Manager, to organise a time to meet with the director, Tim Bray. 

Audition Venue: Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna  


Tim Bray Theatre Company is committed to inclusion and accessibility across its performances, audiences, and other activities. As such we require all contracted actors to agree to our code of conduct statement and actively participate in making our theatre performances accessible and open to all. We are an equal opportunity employer, and welcome applications from all suitably qualified performers regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage applications from D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse performers.   

Please contact Katie Querin (contact information at bottom of page) to discuss any access needs or reasonable adjustments which may be required for your audition or for the show season, to learn more about physical access barriers at the PumpHouse Theatre, or to arrange an NZSL interpreter for your audition.  


Takapuna Assoc Football Club, Taharoto Road Takapuna 

Fri 10th June 9.15am - 4.45pm

Mon 13th June – Fri 17th June 9.15am – 4.45pm 

Mon 20th June – Thu  23rd June 9.15am – 4.45pm 

Mon 27th June 10.15am – 5.15pm 


Production Week @ PumpHouse Theatre (variable hours and some evenings): 

Spacing rehearsal  

Tues 28th June 

9.30am – 4.30pm 


Wed 29th June 

9.30am – 7pm  

Technical Rehearsal 

Thu 30th June 

9.30am – 7pm  

Dress rehearsals 

Fri 1st July 

9.30am – 6pm 

(as is often the case in production week, these times may change as we work through the process) 



Gala Opening: Saturday 2nd July, 5pm (Call time 3.30pm) 

School Season: Monday 4th July – Friday 8th July, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call time 9.30am) 

Public Season: Saturday 9th July – Saturday 23rd July, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call time 9.30am) 

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

No shows on Sundays. 


Tour Dates: 

Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku

Pack in / Rehearsals: Monday 25th July, 2pm – 7pm 

Performances: Tuesday 26th July – Saturday 30th July, shows 10.30am and 1pm (call times 9.30am) 


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

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


In line with our current risk assessment, we are only able to offer audition slots to people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including required booster shots, and who are able to provide proof of their vaccination status. 


We will be filming the show for a ‘pay per view’ model. A separate contract for this will be presented.   

Contact email: 


Ngā mihi nui 


Katie Querin 

Company Stage Manager 


Phone: 027 467 9946  



How to apply

To be considered for an audition, please fill out the audition form (in Links) AND email your CV, recent photo, and proof of your COVID-19 vaccination to Katie Querin at by 5:00pm Monday 9 May 2022. 

Written by

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

29 Apr 2022

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.