There must be only one thing better than seeing the York Theatre Royal panto, and that’s starring in it. If you’ve got an 8 to 11-year-old who loves to sing, dance and act, why not see if they’re up for auditioning for The Grand Old Dame of York, Berwick Kaler’s 40th appearance as the best pantomime dame in the land.
Auditions will be held on 22nd September 2018 for children between 8 and 11 years old who are under 5ft tall. Three teams of four children will share the roles in the panto which runs from 13th December 2018 to 2nd February 2019. Auditions will take place in the Ballroom at De Grey Rooms (adjacent to the theatre in St Leonard’s Place).
The schedule is:
- 10.30am Registration for young people with surnames starting with the letter A-K
- 11am Audition (1 hour) for young people with surnames starting with the letter A-K
- 1pm Registration for young people with surnames starting with the letter L-Z
- 1.30pm Audition (1 hour) for young people with surnames starting with the letter L-Z
The group auditions will include singing, dancing and acting. Those auditioning should wear comfy clothes and bring a drink. Parents need not stay as professional chaperones will be on duty. Those auditioning must be available for all rehearsals and shows. Rehearsals begin week commencing 19 November two/three evenings a week and Saturday mornings. Show dates are 13 December to 2 February 2019.
Closing date for registering for auditions is 21st September at 12 noon. Fill in the form (link below) and turn up on the day https://form.jotformeu.com/82273089278366 You can find more details on the York Theatre Royal website. Break a leg!