Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, is staging the swashbuckling adventure Peter Pan this Christmas at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and is searching for four boys to appear in this year’s show alongside The Chuckle Brothers and John Altman.
Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomimes division said:
“This is a terrific opportunity for four local young people to join the cast on stage at the Grand Theatre this Christmas, and to be part of a spectacular professional pantomime. We have two roles available, those of Wendy’s brothers Michael and John, and we will be looking for two boys to play each of the parts in rotation”.
To audition you must be no more than 4’6” tall for Michael and no more than 4’8” tall for John, with singing and acting ability. For the audition you should prepare a monologue, poem or rhyme to present and be prepared to read a short excerpt from the script.
Auditions will be held on stage at the Grand Theatre at 11am on Sunday 23 August 2015. To audition you must download an application form from the Grand Theatre website and it should be returned by post to the theatre. Click here to download the form and for more information.
CLOSING DATE FOR RETURNED AUDITION FORMS IS FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2015.
Forms returned after the closing date cannot be considered for audition. To acknowledge the theatre's receipt of your audition form, applicants will be notified by email with further information. Please note there are no alternative audition dates.
Peter Pan opens at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Saturday 12 December 2015 and runs for six weeks until Sunday 24 January 2016. This classic Christmas adventure is guaranteed to have you hooked, with comedy in abundance, spectacular special effects and lots of audience participation!
The first winner of Britain’s Got Talent - opera singer Paul Potts will be performing live in concert at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre as part of a line up of four new shows arriving at the Grand this Autumn.
On Friday 16 October, Paul Potts will be joined by guest soprano Catriona Murray in concert.
Strictly Come Dancing sensation Brendan Cole returns to Wolverhampton due to popular demand, following two previous sell out shows in 2014 and 2015. His show, A Night To Remember will be a new production for 2016 and will be at the Grand Theatre on Friday 29 January.
From Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 February 2016, the Grand welcomes the National Theatre production of J.B. Priestly’s An Inspector Calls. From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated Director of Billy Elliot, the production is hailed as the theatrical event of our generation winning more awards than any other play in history. The landmark production has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.
West End leading lady Jodie Prenger will star in a brand new production of Tell Me On A Sunday – the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black, for one night only on Thursday 2 June 2016. The West End and Broadway hit charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980’s. This iconic musical, with a wonderful original score, features Unexpected Song, Take That Look Off Your Face and Tell Me on A Sunday. This new 2016 production directed by Paul Foster includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie about life, love and playing the role of Emma.
Tickets for the new productions are on sale now via the website grandtheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01902 42 92 12.
Here is our top 10 theatre picks for August. From amateur to professional, get your diaries at the ready to pop some of the most important dates in...
4 to 6 August
Watershed Theatre Company at Grange Playhouse
5 to 16 August
Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company at Old Joint Stock Theatre
5 to 8 August
The Wizard of Oz
The Gatehouse Theatre Summer School at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
5 August to 5 September
Youth Back Onstage
Youth Onstage at Dovehouse Theatre
12 to 15 August
The Importance of Being Earnest
SSA Drama Section at The Edge
12 to 15 August
New Alexandra Theatre
19 to 22 August
Waiting For Godot
SSA Drama Section at The Edge
24 to 29 August
Love Me Tender
New Alexandra Theatre
26 to 29 August
Beauty and the Beast
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
The Birmingham premiere of Dogfight opens at the Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre tonight, presented by Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company. The show runs until 16 August and first premiered at Southwark Playhouse last year to rave reviews.
Dogfight is a story of war and loss, where love turns up in the ugliest of places. It's November, 1963 and a group of young marines, on their last night before being deployed to Vietnam, set out for one final wild night of debauchery in San Francisco. The evening's entertainment - a 'dogfight' - a tradition where each marine competes to find the ugliest woman they can. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an unassuming and idealistic waitress, the rules of the game are rewritten as he finds his prejudices changed forever by the power of compassion.
The Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company have a raft of shows under their belt, last summer they performed the hit comedy Avenue Q, following an acclaimed production of The Last Five Years and sell-out run of Rent. The Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company champion big ideas for small spaces and create uniquely intimate musical experiences.
For more information on the production and to book tickets, you can visit their website or call 0121 200 0946.
Watershed Theatre Company opened at Grange Playhouse last night, with the UK Amateur Premiere of Austentatious, an hilarious new musical.
When the Central Riverdale Amateur Players announce a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, stage manager Sam has her hands full with a clueless director, an egotistical leading lady, a scorned diva, an overlooked veteran, and the town’s local druggie. But when Sam begins to fall for the leading man, things really start to get complicated.
This uproarious new musical follows the group’s journey as they unwittingly butcher Jane Austen’s beloved classic. Austentatious is terrible theatre at its absolute best.
The show must end 6 August. For more information and to book for this hilarious show, click here or call box office on 01922 630 495.
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