Calling all budding actors and singers!  If you’ve ever fancied treading the boards in a professional theatrical production, make your way to the Millennium Forum on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 April when the North West’s premier theatre will be holding auditions for yet another fabulous Christmas Panto, ‘Peter Pan’, sponsored by the Richmond Centre.

Directed by Jonathan Burgess, with choreography by Venessa Chapman and Alan Wright as Musical Director, ‘Peter Pan at the Forum boasts the best in local talent in the biggest show of the Autumn/Winter programme of events.

A number of lead cast roles including Peter Pan, Wendy, Smee and Tiger Lily are up for grabs at the auditions.  If it’s simply singing and dancing that’s your thing, then there are also a number of adult ‘General Ensemble’ parts to be won (age 17+).  This year, we will also be auditioning for Lost Boys and Michael and John. The age for Lost Boys is 7-14 years, Michael is 11/12 years and John is 8/9 years.  All roles require excellent singing, acting and dancing ability.

David McLaughlin, Chief Executive of the Millennium Forum and show producer for the past fifteen years, encourages everyone with a desire to perform to audition:

The Millennium Forum has developed a reputation for producing fantastic Christmas pantomimes that are fun for all the family.  ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ last year was hugely successful, having performed to a massive audience of almost 30,000!  The auditions for this year’s Christmas Panto provide a great opportunity to act, sing or dance in the biggest show of the season for all budding professional or amateur performers.  Who knows – it could be the first step to a career in acting for some talented individual.  We have already seen Gerard McCarthy (Jack in ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ 2002) move onto great success with Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’, our ‘Aladdin’ from 2009 and ‘Peter Pan’ from 2004, Conleth Kane, is also doing exceptionally well; he has recently enjoyed success on London’s West End following an appearance in the hit television programmes, Casualty and RTE’s search for FAME THE MUSICAL stars; Orla Mullan who played our ‘Fairy Godmother’ a number of times, has enjoyed success in the recent hit television series, ‘The Fall’; our ‘Peter Pan’ from 2013 and 2015’s Aladdin, Mikey J Heath has recently starred as ‘Tom Thumb’ in the West End touring production of the hit musical, ‘Barnum’ and local actor, Dylan Reid, landed the part of ‘Andrej’ in the musical, ‘Once’.”

 Auditions for ‘Peter Pan’ will be held in the Millennium Forum on Friday 13 April 2-5.30pm and Saturday 14 April 9.30am-1.30pm.  Children’s auditions will be Saturday 14 April 1pm-3pm.  Anyone interested should contact Lisa Lynch on 028 (048 from the Republic) 71 272770 between 9.30am – 4pm (Mon-Fri only) or email [email protected] to arrange an audition time. Please note, you must arrange an audition in advance.

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