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Young hopefuls put through their paces for panto audition
9:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
A RECORD number of young hopefuls auditioned for a part in this year’s Princes Theatre pantomime in Clacton.
More than 60 youngsters were put through their paces and 42 have now been selected to join the cast in Peter Pan at the end of the year.
There will be 14 children in three teams – the most ever to get a chance to appear in the panto, which will star TV presenter Jeff Brazier and a West End cast.
The company was searching for boys and girls from eight up to the age of 18 who could sing and dance in the chorus and also to play the mischief making lost boys.
There was also a chance to land the principal roles of Michael and John – both of which get the opportunity to fly on stage.
Darren Maddison, show director at Polka Dot Productions, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the interest shown in the auditions and the large numbers who came through the doors on the day.
“The quality of those who came along was also very high and we have decided to go for three teams this year instead of two.
“We are really looking forward to working with these youngsters as part of the cast.”
Polka Dot Pantomimes are putting on their third panto at the Tendring Council-run theatre. Last year they produced Cinderella and in 2011 they put on Snow White.
Performances run from December 14 through to January 1. Tickets are priced £12.50 for adults and £11 for concessions and are available from the box office on 01255 686633.