Young­sters get chance to shine in Key panto

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Wow - By Brad Barnes Fol­low me on twit­ter @PTbrad­barnes

The cre­ative team be­hind the Key The­atre’s panto are look­ing for three teams of eight chil­dren to join the pro­fes­sional adult cast in this year’s pan­tomime Dick Whit­ting­ton.

No prior per­for­mance ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary and auditions - this Sun­day - are open to any­one aged 10 years or older (as of Au­gust31); loves to sing, dance and act, and would rel­ish the op­por­tu­nity to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in a pro­fes­sional show.

As ever, this year’s panto, writ­ten by Brad Fitt, fea­tures a di­verse ensem­ble cast of pro­fes­sional ac­tor-mu­si­cians who per­form not only the lead roles but also as the live band.

Re­turn­ing this year to play Dame Sarah the Cook is Dar­ren Machin, who played Widow Twankey in last year’s Aladdi­nand­hasal­soap­peared on screen in shows such as Silent Wit­ness and Down­ton Abbey.

Si­monEger­to­nis also back for a fourth con­sec­u­tive year as com­poser of the orig­i­nal songs an­dalso re­turns as di­rec­tor for a sec­ond year.

Veteran of the Key The­atre pit, Lewis Hall also re­turns this year as Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor.

Tick­ets for this year’s panto arenowon­sale­an­dal­readyselling fast. Tick­ets can be booked on­line at­vac­ity- pe- ter­bor­ or at the Key The­atre Box Of­fice on 01733 207239.

To ap­ply for the auditions go to­vac­ity-peter­bor­, com­plete the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form (or down­load and print), re­turn it to the Key The­atre box of­fice in per­son or via email at thekey­

Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants must be­able­to­com­mit­tore­hearsals through­outNovem­berand­per­for­mances­be­tween De­cem­ber 1 and Jan­uary 8.

Auditions will last for ap­prox­i­mately two hours at the Key The­atre on Sun­day in the fol­low­ing times­lots:

Ages 10 - 12 – from 11 am; Ages 13+ – from 2pm.

Young per­form­ers in last year’s Key Panto.

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