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Young cast members sought for Sheringham’s panto

06:30 15 September 2014

Russel Hicken - Sheringham Little Theatre panto dame. Picture; ANDY SAPEY

Russel Hicken - Sheringham Little Theatre panto dame. Picture; ANDY SAPEY

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Young stage talent is being sought to join the cast of a north Norfolk pantomime.

Young talent in a former Sheringham panto - Paston Sixth Form College student Georgia Goodson as Scaramouche in Dick Whittington.Young talent in a former Sheringham panto - Paston Sixth Form College student Georgia Goodson as Scaramouche in Dick Whittington.

Sheringham Little Theatre’s professional panto Robin Hood will run from Tuesday December 9 to Saturday, January 3.

The venue is now seeking young people aged eight to 21, who are being invited to audition for a range of leading and chorus roles.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “They must be able to sing and dance but do not need to prepare anything as they will be taught a routine and song to perform on the day.

“They will be asked to sing solo and are advised to wear clothes they can move in.”

Important roles include the likes of Jack and Jill (must be aged between eight and 13 years), Little John and Will Scarlett (16 to 21), the Merry Men and guards (boys aged 14 and over) and Nottingham villagers (aged 8 to 21).

Auditions are at the theatre on Sunday September 21 at 9.30am.

If chosen, younger actors will work in two teams, rehearsing on Sundays in October and November, and evenings and weekends from Monday, November 24 until the production starts. Each team will then do one show a day throughout the run.

Mrs Thompson said: “This is a huge commitment – for parents, as well as the young people – but it is also an incredible opportunity.

“While they do not have to have any experience, we do ask those trying out to be keen, enthusiastic and hard working.

“If chosen, they will be given the chance to be part of a professional and very popular pantomime and they will also find out just how much fun it is to be part of a show like this.”

• For more information on the auditions, or to book tickets, please visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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