Panto auditions at the end of the month

WOULD you like to be in a professional pantomime – Pantomime auditions open to local youngsters?

Following the incredible success of the Pantomime Aladdin at the Thameside Theatre, Grays last December, Polka Dot Pantomimes in association with the Thameside Theatre are once again looking for children who live in the local area to take part in this year’s festive extravaganza, CINDERELLA – a favourite with all the family! It runs for 55 performances between Friday 7 December 2012 to Sunday 6 January 2013.

Polka Dot Pantomimes promise to bring you everything you’d expect from a professional pantomime… and more! Dazzling costumes, fabulous scenery and some truly magical surprises are just a few of the things you can expect when you take part. This is guaranteed to be a magical opportunity that you will NEVER forget!!

This year, the Lincolnshire based Company, are looking for an all singing, all dancing chorus of boys and girls who are aged between 8 and 18 years of age. No previous dance, acting or singing experience is required; Polka Dot Pantomimes want to welcome anyone with a genuine interest in Theatre to audition this year.

This is your chance to perform in front of thousands of people – an amazing experience you won’t want to miss!

Between 18 and 24 young people are needed to form three teams of 6-8 who will play alternate days during the run, performing alongside our professional principle actors.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 23 June at the Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays from 10.00am – 1.00pm.

(Please note that children wishing to audition must be no younger than 8 years by

1 September 2012)

If you wish to audition please contact Polka Dot Pantomimes direct on Tel: 01775 712359 and we will arrange to send you an audition application. Alternatively, you can pop into the Thameside Theatre and pick up one there! The audition pack MUST be filled in and brought with you on the audition day. The form will also require you to attach a recent photograph of yourself (passport style is probably best).

The chance to perform in this year’s Pantomime production is truly amazing but it will require permission for children to be released from School for some performances. This is kept to a minimum and although many Schools are supportive of their pupils participating in Events such as this, parents should speak to Head Teachers before the audition to ensure that they are willing to allow absence from School should your child be successful. Your child MUST be available for their selected performance dates and for all rehearsals. Every child performing requires a performance license – Polka Dot Pantomimes co-ordinate this but need parental support to help them achieve that!

We look forward to seeing you and would like to wish you THE BEST OF LUCK! Further information is available from the Thameside Theatre Box Office on Tel: 0845 300 5264.

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