Thank you for your interest in auditioning for our next pantomime, Babes in the Wood.

Peter Whitley (Co-Director), Judith Chapman (Co-Director & Choreographer) and Geoff Garrett (Musical Director), will lead the production of this classic written by the kings of Pantomime, Keith Marsden and Geoffrey Rundle.

We need two pairs of children able to take the lead roles of ‘Babes’. The pairs will perform at four performances each and then be in the chorus for the other four performances. When parents register their child they should indicate whether they want them to be considered for lead speaking roles (The Babes) and/or, the Kiddies Chorus.

Children auditioning for the ‘Kiddies Chorus’ should be between 7 and 12 on the day of the audition and must be able to sing and dance. The auditions will be held on Saturday 16th September from 9.30am. The auditions for dancers and chorus, who should be 13 and over, will also be held on that day at 1.30m.Auditions for adult principal roles will be held during late August and early September. More information to follow.

Auditions will be held at the society’s rehearsal rooms, ‘The KAODS Rehearsal Studio’ at the Airevalley Business Centre on Lawkholme Lane, just after ‘The Original Factory Shop’

Principal parts available for audition:

Character Description Audition Reading Audition Song
Fairy Silverleaf Singer or dancer in ballet Lines You will be asked to sing a little of “Put on your Sunday clothes”

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Sir Casper (Sheriff of Nottingham) Heavy villain Lines
Maid Marion Principal girl Lines
Penelope Penwiper (The Village Schoolmistress) Dame Lines
Muddles (The Sheriff’s Messenger) Leading comic Lines
Dirty Dan +
Dizzie Desmond
Lines The sun has got his hat on
Robin Hood Principal boy Lines You will be asked to sing a little of “Put on your Sunday clothes”

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Friar Tuck Chunky Merry Man Lines
Little John Tall and well built
Merry Man
The Babes Peter & Pauline Lines
Kiddies   None The sun has got his hat on


Performance Dates:

  • Friday 26th January – Dress Rehearsal
  • Saturday 27th January at 1pm and 5.30pm
  • Sunday 28th January at 2.15pm
  • Tuesday 30th January at 7.15pm
  • Wednesday 31st January at 7.15pm
  • Friday 2nd February 2017 at 7.15pm
  • Saturday 3rd February at 1pm and 5.30pm

Everyone must register to attend the audition.

Sorry, registration is now closed for Kiddies, Babes, Ensemble and Dance Chorus

Sorry – Registration Closed

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You can contact the society with any questions at or call Louise, Chair of the Society on 01274 591292.