Does the shoe fit?

After last season's record breaking performance of Rupunzel, Simon Fielding is back as director and star of this year's Christmas panto, Cinderella, and he is holding open auditions this Sunday, 22nd June 2014.

Open auditions for boys and girls between the ages of 8-16 years will be held at Basildon Sports Centre, in Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NN. Registration will be at 10am for an 10.30am start.

The panto will run at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon, on Wednesday 3 December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015 and Simon is on the look out for talented youngsters to star in the show.

Mr Fielding said: "We had such an amazing and talented cast last year, and now we are on the look out for more talented boys and girls to join our wonderful cast and star in Cinderella. This year’s panto is going to be fantastic, so come on, be brave and take part in the open auditions, and most of all good luck! – don’t forget to ‘like’ our new panto Facebook page, so we can keep you updated about the show.”

Councillor Kevin Blake, Deputy Leader of Basildon Council and cabinet member for leisure and arts, said: " This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved with panto and we want to encourage youngsters to take part"

Cinderella tells the magical tale of the young and beautiful girl who escapes the wicked claws of her evil stepmother and sisters, so she can attend the grand ball, where she is destined to meet her handsome prince charming and live happily ever after. This fantastic panto will feature a wonderful cast, a mix of brilliant characters, much loved songs and most of all it will be sprinkled with a hint of Towngate panto magic.

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Audition requirements and information:

  • Audition location: Basildon Sports Centre is located just off the Basildon Hospital roundabout on the A176
  • Parents must accompany their children at all times
  • Children should wear dance clothing and dance shoes/jazz shoes. (Tap shoes are not required)
  • Please ensure that children come prepared with a packed lunch and plenty to drink as the audition process can be a long and exhausting day.

Should you have any queries about the auditions please call 01268 465460.


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