Auditions – One Act Plays

We’re thrilled to announce auditions for our one act plays season to be presented at The PumpHouse Coal Bunker from 12th to 22nd April 2023.

To express your interest (either acting or behind the scenes), please completed the form at

The plays are:

Scorch by Stacey Gregg Directed by Lauren Wilson (She/They)
Wurzel-Flummery by A.A Milne Directed by Max Easey (He/Him)

Auditions will be help on Saturday 25th February 2023

All three plays will be auditioned together but the directors may ask people to read scenes from their specific work.

Rehearsals will begin Late Feb/ Early March 
The performance season runs from the 12th April – 22nd April

To take part you will need to join Shoreside Theatre.  Membership is free, but you will need to agree to our Code of Conduct and society rules.

The Plays

Scorch by Stacey Gregg

Directed by Lauren Wilson (She/They)

For Audition Pieces and a copy of the script please email

A touching and provocative story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen, Scorch was inspired by recent UK cases of “gender fraud.” For those who feel they’re not living the right life, online is a place to be yourself. Out in the real world, though, things can be very different.

Trigger Warnings: Accusation of Gender Fraud/ False Rape Accusation  


  • Kes 18-30. Late Teens/Early twenties Non Binary. Kes is a gender curious teen exploring their first love online. The director is specifically after actors in the Queer community who identify as Non Binary or Transgender. 

Wurzel-Flummery by A.A. Milne

Directed by: Max Easey (He/Her)

For Audition Pieces and a copy of the script please email

A dry, melodramatic farce of a conservative, upper class family offered an obscene amount of money in a stranger’s Will on the condition they change their name to one chosen by the deceased.

Poignant with its delivery of our view of money and dignity, and how quickly we’re willing to abandon one for the other when the time comes. 

After all, how bad can it be? It’s only a name…


  • Robert Crawshaw (open age/mature, male-presenting) – conservative M.P., proud, money-minded, able to twist the facts of the world to his perception of reality.
  • Margaret Crawshaw (open age/mature, female presenting) – the dutiful wife of Crawshaw, comfortable with her life but wants more, oblivious to Crawchaw’s political dealings.
  • Viola Crawshaw (18-30s, female presenting) – the bright, sweet, and cheerful daughter of the Crawshaws, eager to reveal her hidden engagement.
  • Richard “Dick” Meriton (18-30s, open casting) – liberal M.P., friend and political rival to Crawshaw, good humoured and steadfast in his political beliefs.
  • Denis Clifton (18-30s, open casting) – nephew and executor of the deceased, Antony Clifton’s, estate. A writer and lover of theatre, he has a dramatic flare that he brings to his unimaginative job as a solicitor.


Shoreside Theatre welcomes expressions of interest from anyone interested in being involved in our 2022 Agatha Christie season.

Initial auditions will be held on Saturday 30th April from 1:00 pm

Express your interest at


27 July to 7 August 2022The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna


Through the thick fog of the English countryside, a lost traveler whose car has broken down stumbles up to a manor house looking for assistance only to find the owner of the house, Richard Warwick, shot dead in his wheelchair and his wife standing nearby holding a gun

When the wife confesses to the murder, the unexpected guest agrees to give her an alibi.But when the police arrive and begin their investigation, they discover that no alibis are foolproof and that no members of the family are free from the entanglements that Richard Warwick tied them up in.


(Ages are a suggestion only, accents not required)

  • Laura Warwick (female) 20s-40s. Kind and caring. Richard Warwick’s wife.
  • Michael Starkwedder (male) 20s-40s. Rugged outdoor look. Not polished but quick thinker.
  • Inspector Thomas (male/female) Good poker face with dry sarcastic attitude.
  • Julian Farrar (male/female) 30s-40s. Politician with soldiery aspect.
  • Miss Bennett (female) 40s-50s. Organized, alert, and nosey. Runs the household.
  • Jan Warwick (male/female) late teens/early 20s. Excitable, with an innocent sweetness.
  • Henry Angell (male) Manservant with proper manners but shifty untrusting personality.
  • Mrs. Warwick (female) 50s+. Commanding and alert with a strong personality.
  • Sergeant Cadwallader (male/female) Poetic and soft spoken. Somewhat unobserving.
  • Richard Warwick (male) 30s-50s. Dead (no lines – could double)

Rehearsals will be held in Milford on days/times to suit the cast.

Questions? Email

2022 Season Update

After a precarious season of Shakespeare int he Park 2022 the committee are taking some time to consider our programme for 2022. We want to ensure we provide opportunities for our members, but that we safe-guard SHoreside’s long-term viability by not being caught out by a Covid-19 cancellation.

Keep and eye on our social media and email lists for updates