Castle Players' first Pantomime was Beauty and the Beast way back in 1978 and we've put on a panto every two years ever since.... except for Covid!
So, what does being in a pantomime involve?
Well, mostly, lots of fun!
We like our pantomimes to involve as many people as possible and we promise to find a part for you, no matter what age you are, whether you've been on stage before or are a total newcomer all that's needed is a good sense of humour and tons of enthusiasm! We always put on a professional show but for us, the most important thing is that we have fun and make new friends.
We do ask for commitment though and expect you to turn up to all the rehearsals that you're called for (these will generally be on Sunday afternoons, starting in October with main characters being called one or two weeknights too - usually followed by the pub!)
After Christmas, things start getting really interesting and we add more evenings into the mix. This is also the time we build our set and we're always grateful of help from anyone that can wield a paintbrush or a screwdriver!
Then we get to the run - this time it's 19,20, 26 & 27 January (there is one performance on each Friday and 2 on the Saturdays)
Our auditions for Dick Whittington will be at Lytchett Matravers Village Hall on Sunday 10th September at 2pm. Everyone is welcome! Children need to be over 11 and accompanied by an adult. For anyone wishing to have a singing part, you may wish to prepare a song.
If you'd like more info then please drop us an email!
Please bring this form with you when you audition as it would really help the director know which parts you like!
We'd really love to hear from you!