Your chance to take part in Christmas pantomime

Your chance to take part in Christmas pantomime

Your chance to take part in Christmas pantomime

First published in Echo News

BUDDING performers are in with the chance of bagging a spot in this years Christmas panto.

Simon Fielding, who directed last season’s record-breaking spell of Rupunzel, is back this year with magical tale Cinderella.

He is holding open auditions on Sunday for boys and girls aged between eight and 16.

Mr Fielding said: “We had such an amazing and talented cast last year, and nowwe are on the look out for more talented boys and girls to join our wonderful cast and star in Cinderella.

Come on, be brave and take part in the open auditions.”

The auditions will take place at Basildon Sports Centre, in Nethermayne, Basildon, from 10am.

Cinderella will run at the Towngate Theatre, in St Martin’s Square, Basildon, from Wednesday, December 3 until Sunday, January 4.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ towngatepanto

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12:47pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

The Ugly Sisters have already been cast.

Blakey, Kerry Smith and Phil Rackley.

Tony Ball as the Fairy Godmother and Mobile Larkin as Buttons....
The Ugly Sisters have already been cast. Blakey, Kerry Smith and Phil Rackley. Tony Ball as the Fairy Godmother and Mobile Larkin as Buttons.... Howard Cháse
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4:04pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
The Ugly Sisters have already been cast.

Blakey, Kerry Smith and Phil Rackley.

Tony Ball as the Fairy Godmother and Mobile Larkin as Buttons....
Well there are two ugly sisters actually. Not three. You missed out the wicked stepmother.

And Kevin Blake, Kerry Smith and Phil Rackley will most likely laugh their socks off when they read this comment.

As for Mo Larkin's role, the male parts are traditionally played by a female anyway. I am sure Mo will be flattered to know you have cast her in such a prominent role. She also has a good sense of humour unlike most of her leftwing nutjob naysayers.

Tell me, what role would you have in mind for yourself, given that none of us have had the privilege of meeting you so we could judge for ourselves.

Just a thought. Genuine question though.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: The Ugly Sisters have already been cast. Blakey, Kerry Smith and Phil Rackley. Tony Ball as the Fairy Godmother and Mobile Larkin as Buttons....[/p][/quote]Well there are two ugly sisters actually. Not three. You missed out the wicked stepmother. And Kevin Blake, Kerry Smith and Phil Rackley will most likely laugh their socks off when they read this comment. As for Mo Larkin's role, the male parts are traditionally played by a female anyway. I am sure Mo will be flattered to know you have cast her in such a prominent role. She also has a good sense of humour unlike most of her leftwing nutjob naysayers. Tell me, what role would you have in mind for yourself, given that none of us have had the privilege of meeting you so we could judge for ourselves. Just a thought. Genuine question though. Kim Gandy
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12:42pm Mon 23 Jun 14

cropped hero says...

As ever you have it wrong. In Pantomine the principle roles are played by the opposite sex. Buttons is not a principle character. He is always played by what in the theatre is known as a juvenile.

Mobile Larkin (love it by the way) is too old for that role.
As ever you have it wrong. In Pantomine the principle roles are played by the opposite sex. Buttons is not a principle character. He is always played by what in the theatre is known as a juvenile. Mobile Larkin (love it by the way) is too old for that role. cropped hero
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