Wyvern to host open auditions for young dancers to appear in panto

By Barrie Hudson - 18 August 2023

Arts and CultureFamily

The Wyvern Theatre and Imagine Theatre will hold open auditions to find their talented Junior Ensemble for this year’s pantomime.

Auditions for Snow White will be hosted on Saturday 16 September at the Wyvern Theatre.

The auditions are being held to find young dancers aged between 9 and 16 and in school years 4 to 11 to perform this Christmas season.

Producer Steve Boden, Managing Director of Imagine Theatre, said: “We are one of the only UK wide pantomime companies to continue to host open auditions for our Junior Ensemble each year for pantomime. 

"This is very important to us as we believe in offering youngsters from every background and with all levels of experience the chance to be part of pantomime and the opportunity to work in a professional company, maybe for the first time. 

"A number of pantomime stars we work with tell us that performing in the Junior Ensemble in their local pantomime was what sparked their love of theatre and say that this is where they believe their acting careers began. We want to continue to nurture this talent year on year.  

"Open auditions allow absolutely any child of the right age to come along and try out for the show. Theatre and the arts are an integral part of local communities, and we are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity out widely to local youngsters”

He added: “On the day the children will be taught a routine that they perform as a group back to the audition panel. As well as their dancing we do look for that little something that makes them stand out and sparkle on stage.”

Further details can be found at swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/panto-2023-swindon-pantomime and www.imaginetheatre.co.uk



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