Our next auditions wil be for Robert Lord's 
Joyful and Triumphant

Season dates: 14 - 28 November 2020

Auditions will be held at 2pm on Saturday 8th August in the Company Room -
upstairs at the back of the Rose Centre on Belmont's School Road.


Directed by Mags Delaney.


Synopsis:  Joyful & Triumphant by New Zealand author, Robert Lord, covers forty years of the Bishop family's Christmas Day meals and rituals.  Each scene juxtaposes the mundane with the poignant, as tables are set and roasts are cooked whilst familial relationships unravel over the decades.  The period covered is 1930’s to 1980’s. It’s a wonderful, warm and funny look at Kiwi life last century.

Please let us know if you'd like to audition by contacting Mags Delaney at 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

She'll be able to provide you with script excerpts for use during auditions.



2 Males and 5 Females needed


Dad (George Bishop) – Staunch Labour supporter. Worked for Road Services all his life and is now manager of the town depot. The character ages from 52 - 92 (is in 6 scenes)

Mum (Lyla Bishop) – Married George at age 19. A devoted homemaker, wife, and mother. Character ages from 50 - 70 (4 scenes)

Rose Bishop – Bright but increasingly mousier as the play progresses. Runs the children’s section of the library but dreams of marriage and a life of her own. Character ages from 28 - 68 (5 scenes)

Ted Bishop – Slightly wounded whilst training for the army in WW2, married Brenda the nurse who looked after him, father to Raewyn and Tom, trying to find a decent job but a bit workshy. Lives in Wellington where ‘the action is’. Character ages from 35 - 67 (5 scenes)

Brenda Bishop – Married Ted despite her father’s disapproval, and to spite him is determined to make the marriage work through outwardly supporting her husband whilst privately doubting him. Character ages from 34 - 66 (6 scenes)

Raewyn Bishop – Grows into a very headstrong and opinionated young lady! Character ages from 24 - 45 (3 scenes)

Alice Warner (a neighbour) – A true blue National supporter who feels a little sorry for her working-class neighbours. Character ages from 52 - 81 (5 scenes)



About Mags Delaney

Mags has 25 years theatre experience in NZ and in the UK.  An experienced Stage Manager, Mags has also directed  two Agatha Christie plays ‘The Rats’ and ‘A Murder is Announced’ for Shoreside Theatre;  Shakespeare’s 'The Comedy of Errors', also for Shoreside,  as part of the 2018 Shakespeare in the Park Season and a couple of productions for Foolish Wit. She is looking forward to directing with Company Theatre.





Current Production

We are on iTicket

Mailing List

Latest news