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