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Pantomime Auditions 2018!

Posted in: by Niall Sanderson on 21 July 2017
Tagged with: Panto

After the huge success of last December’s fantastic production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, The Sands Centre and production partner Enchanted Entertainment are planning another Christmas spectacular, and need local children aged 8+ to perform in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ alongside the professional cast. Children who are interested in auditioning are invited to attend an open audition at The Sands Centre on Sunday 16th September. 
8-11 year olds at 10am (registration from 9.30am)
12-15 year olds at 1pm (registration from 12.30pm)
16+ year olds at 4pm (registration from 3.30pm)

Please note, there is no upper age limit to audition to perform in this year’s pantomime.

Producer Jezz Weatherall said: 

"We’re looking for local performers with dance experience and a strong jazz technique to be the dancers in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ alongside our professional cast. Auditionees should bring appropriate clothing/footwear on the day and also be available to rehearse every Sunday from 21st October onwards, as well as performing in the pantomime itself in December”.

As well as its usual fantastic live band, stunning set and lavish costumes, the show will be packed with a host of top stars including Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler as ‘Dorothy’ and her Crufts Agility Champion dog Sully as ‘Toto’. Also starring in this year’s panto will be Eurovision and 90’s pop icon Nicki French as ‘Wicked Witch of the West’, Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist and hilarious impressionist Andrew Fleming as ‘Tin Man’ as well as CFM Radio’s Robbie Dee as ‘Scarecrow’. 

Director Guy Pascall said:

"With such a fantastic cast ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is set to be the most dazzling Christmas panto yet at The Sands Centre and we’d like as many local performers to be involved in the show as possible. As usual, we’re looking for dancers to play the ensemble in this year’s panto but this Christmas we also need dancers in the show to play the loveable ‘Munchkins’ in the land of Oz”.

Tickets for ‘The Wizard of Oz’, which runs from 10 - 31 December are on sale now and already selling fast. Call the Box Office at The Sands Centre on: 01228 633766 or book online at 

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