Royal Spa Centre auditioning for Jack and the Beanstalk Dancers
The cast of last year's Panto - Cinderella. Photo courtesy of the Royal Spa Centre.
The Royal Spa Centre in Leamington Spa and Imagine Theatre are delighted to announce that they will hold open auditions to find their talented Junior Ensemble for this year’s magical family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Auditions will be hosted on Sunday 17 September 2023 at the Royal Spa Centre.
The auditions are being held to find young dancers aged between 9-16 and in school years 4-11 to perform this Christmas season.
Steve Boden, Managing Director of Imagine Theatre, the pantomime producer said: “We are one of the only UK wide pantomime companies to continue to host open auditions for our Junior Ensemble each year for pantomime. This is very important to us as we believe in offering youngsters from every background and with all levels of experience the chance to be part of pantomime and the opportunity to work in a professional company, maybe for the first time.
“A number of pantomime stars we work with tell us that performing in the Junior Ensemble in their local pantomime was what sparked their love of theatre and say that this is where they believe their acting careers began. We want to continue to nurture this talent year on year.
“Open auditions allow absolutely any child of the right age to come along and try out for the show. Theatre and the arts are an integral part of local communities, and we are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity out widely to local youngsters.
“On the day the children will be taught a routine that they perform as a group back to the audition panel. As well as their dancing we do look for that little something that makes them stand out and sparkle on stage.”
If you think you’ve got what it takes to bring that little bit extra to this year’s pantomime you can find out more about the auditions, including further information on age and attendance requirements www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/pantomime or www.imaginetheatre.co.uk
Make sure you tune in to the Imagine Theatre podcast where we spill all the (magic) beans from behind the scenes or check out the Imagine website for further information on how a Junior Ensemble audition day works.
Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Saturday 9 December 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024 and tickets are on sale now at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/pantomime.