Here’s an article from Stuff.co.nz about the latest casting call for the upcoming stage edition of The Hobbit to be played in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand:
Only nimble goblins need apply.
Coordination was a must and experience preferable in the quest for furry-footed cast members at yesterday’s Wellington auditions for the theatre production of J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Just five were wanted from the more than 50 hopefuls seeking to play elves, goblins, wargs, trolls and dwarves in the show, which has its world premiere in the capital in April.
Casting director Garry Ginivan, who also held auditions in Auckland on Monday, said the standard was excellent. “They’re more dramatic here.”
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