Upcoming Auditions

The Miser

A Mana Little Theatre community theatre production, 31st July to 10th August.


The classic French comedy brought bang up to date for a new age of austerity. Playing for the first time in New Zealand, this riotously adapted 2018 Olivier award nominee from the London stage originally starred Griff Rhys Jones, Katy Wix and Lee Mack. 


Set in the eighteenth century, this is a fast-paced, bawdy, physical comedy with larger-than-life characters, big costumes, snappy wit… and a message as relevant to NZ in 2024 as it was in Paris when it was first written. 

Detailed character analysis is in the auditionee notes, and audition pieces are available here. We’re looking for a mix of RP, well-spoken or character accents (specific guidance in the notes), a ‘British comedy’ cadence / timing, and the ability to relax and have fun with a script that is both physical and playful.


This is an active play for those on stage and behind the scenes, so you’ll need a reasonable level of physical fitness, including Harpagon. If you can hold a note, that’s useful, but not essential. All roles are unpaid as this is a community theatre production.


Rehearsals: 26th May, then three rehearsals weekly from 2 June.

The Miser Audition Form
Auditions 11th of May 2024 from 11am to 3pm Mana Little Theatre, Plimmerton. Callbacks 13th of May 7pm if required.
Roles marked * will be doubled based on the cast. Everyone helps out backstage.

Roles available (stage ages and genders as a guide – we welcome all auditionees)
Please describe the parts and/or roles you played in the shows.
If 'no' we will reach out for an alternative audition method or date.