The search is on to find the young company for this year’s Newport Riverfront pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. Talented young people are invited to attend auditions, which will take place at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 30th September from 10am.
Up to twenty children and young people will be selected to form two troupes, who will perform on alternate nights of the pantomime’s run. The Riverfront is keen to see children’s ‘personality’ as well as their singing, dancing and acting skills.
The audition will include the young people learning a short dance routine and singing as a group or individually. They will also be required to recite a very short poem or joke of their choice.
“All young people are invited to come along, whether they go to a drama or dance school or club, study drama in school or are complete novices and just want to give it a shot.” said Olivia Harris, Creative Producer at The Riverfront. “We’re really excited for the auditions; we have a fantastic cast so far and we can’t wait to find the final talent to make it complete!”
The auditions are open to children and young people who live in the boroughs of Newport, Cardiff and Torfaen. The minimum age is 8 on the first day of rehearsal (19 November 2018) and the maximum age is 15 years and 11 months on the last day of the run (6 January 2019). A list of performances and rehearsal commitments will be available on the day, and selected children must be able to commit to the full period, which will include a small number of term time dates during the rehearsal period.
Sleeping Beauty stars Riverfront panto regulars Richard Elis and Liam Tobin, who return as Muddles and Mrs Midges respectively. Riverfront newcomers Lowri-Ann Richards, Richard Nichol, Alice Rose Fletcher and Jack Ayres join the Newport theatre’s panto cast for the first time. The pantomime will run for a month from Tuesday 4th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019.
- For more information about the auditions, please contact The Riverfront Box Office on 01633 656757. To find out more about Sleeping Beauty and other Riverfront shows and events, visit newportlive.co.uk/riverfront. You can also follow @RiverfrontArts on Twitter and Instagram, or like facebook.com/TheRiverfront.