October 13, 2015


The Duffy Show consists of two Auckland based teams (three actors in each team) to tour for a period of approximately ten months travelling from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island. Performing in Duffy schools with audience sizes ranging from 10 to 400, this is a great way to see the country while practicing your craft and getting paid. This established tour has been around for 15 years and is an amazing experience for those involved. The show will be directed by Jeff Szusterman and written by Lauren Jackson. 

Each team performs The Duffy Show twice a day, five days a week, making this a great way to develop your craft and gain confidence as an actor. Actors are paid a wage with the addition of per diems and accommodation allowances when away from Auckland. Teams are provided with a touring vehicle and trailer while fuel and any other tour-related travel costs (e.g. ferries) are also covered.

The tour begins February 8th and runs through to early November 2016 (date tbc) with rehearsals consisting of a four day script workshop in December 2015 and a month long rehearsal block starting January 11th 2016.

For more information on the Duffy Books in Homes programme check out: www.booksinhomes.org.nz and www.facebook.com/DuffyTheatre 

What are we looking for?

– Actors who are looking for a slightly more long term opportunity than most acting gigs.

– Actors willing to perform generously with a youthful audience.

– Actors with basic abilities to sing and play musical instruments will be a plus.

– Actors with full driver’s license.

– Actors who are able to pass a police background check to work with children.

Please note: This is an Auckland based opportunity. Duffy Books in Homes cannot assist with accommodation etc. for those not Auckland based.

Wellington auditions will be held on Saturday 7th November, venue TBC.
Auckland auditions will be held on Sunday 8th November, venue TBC. 

To register for an audition please send CV and a recent head shot to: david.rumney@booksinhomes.org.nz  

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