Over 90 young people turned up at Newport Riverfront on the morning of Sunday October 1 to show off dancing, singing and acting skills in order to try and win a supporting spot on the cast of this year’s Riverfront pantomime, Aladdin.
After several audition rounds, 16 talented young people were chosen to complete the cast these were; Sophie Lowe (age 8), Samien Hoosein (age 13), Cody Davies (age 10), Lilly Miles (age 13), Sarina Shah (age 12), Anais Hancock (age 8) and Jack Riley (age 17) all from Newport. Morgan Baulch (age 14) from Caerleon, Marcella Tomasulo (age 8) from Cwmbran. Christie Wassall (age 9), Aine Morris (age 11), Shyla Barrett (age 9) from Cardiff, Willow Gait (age 12) from Abertillery. Grace Gardener (age 9), Ryann Ratcliffe (age 12) and Diane Kenun (age 11) from Blaenavon.
“We were blown away by the level of talent on show at The Riverfront in the panto auditions,” said Gillian Mitchell, Head of Theatre, Arts & Culture for Newport. “As always Newport and the surrounding areas have tons of talent and we love being able to include local young people in our professional pantomime. “
Colin Blumeneau, Director and Producer for the Production Exchange added “This year we had a huge number of young people try out for the show and the standard was incredibly high. It made for some tough decisions, but we are incredibly happy with the 16 that made the final cut.”
Produced in collaboration with The Production Exchange, and starring Richard Elis, Liam Tobin, Aladdin will run from Tuesday December 5 2017 to Sunday January 7 2018.
- Tickets are available online from http://www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront or by calling 01633 656757.