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Young Performers Needed for Exeter Northcott’s Pantomime

Dick Whittington promotional poster

Exeter Northcott Theatre is looking for local children to join the cast of its recently announced family pantomime Dick Whittington.

The theatre is searching for talented young male and female actors, aged between 10 and 15 on 1st September 2017, to take acting, singing and dancing roles in the show.

Everyone will have the chance to act, sing and dance – auditionees don’t need to be trained, but need to be prepared to give it their all.

Dick Whittington marks the spectacular return to the Exeter Northcott tradition of producing its own pantomimes. Expect plenty of audience participation, live music, magic, mayhem and lots of laughter – the perfect recipe for a family Christmas panto treat!

The first round of auditions will be held on Sunday 14th May. The audition will be a drama workshop, including singing and movement. Those successful in the first round of auditions will be required to attend a call back audition on Sunday 11th June.

Auditionees need to be aware that the commitment will be to an 8 – 12 week rehearsal period of up to two evenings per week and some Sundays from September. In addition, children will need to be available for 20 performances between 2nd December and 7th January, which will include 4 – 5 part days off school. They will be expected to attend school even on performance days, and on days after an evening performance.

For more information and to register interest via an application form, please email Lisa Hudson, Northcott Theatre Education and Outreach Officer.

Deadline for registering interest is Tuesday 2nd May 2017.


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