Theatre panning for gold in search for Lost Boys actors

Just Regional
Sep 12, 2016 2 mins read

The search is on for some Lost Boys to join a the pantomime cast at Sheringham Little Theatre for Peter Pan.

At least a dozen Lost Boys are needed, as well as four youngsters to take the speaking parts of John and Michael, Wendy’s brothers who join the magical journey.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said the panto provided opportunities for youngsters to join the professional cast and gain experience.

“We normally get lots to auditions but can only take a few. However, this year there are many more opportunities, which we are thrilled about because we like to get the community involved,” she added.

One youngster who has reaped the benefits of getting involved in youth drama productions is 12-year-old Joe Oxtoby from Bacton. “Being involved in the theatre has really boosted my confidence, given me life skills and I have made a lot of friends,” said Joe. He has also gone on to win coveted summer school places with the National Youth Music Theatre and the National Youth Choir. Joe’s ambition is to be a commercial airline pilot – with the stage as a hobby in the wings.

Youngsters keen to be among Pan’s panto Lost Boys should be aged eight to 16 and should enjoy acting and singing, though no experience is necessary. The part of John is aged about 12 and Michael six to eight. Girls have not been left out. There is also a need to find a Tiger Lily, aged about 16, who is a strong singer as well as a good actress.

Peter Pan runs from December 7 to January 1, and sees the “boy who never grows up” helping Wendy and her brothers fly to London, via Norfolk – encountering pirate Captain Hook and two troublesome crocs Tick and Tock along the way.

Cast members need to be available from October.

Auditions are on September 18 at 10am at the theatre. Hopefuls need to come dressed to move and with a song prepared. They will be taught a short dance routine and given a piece to read. There is no need to register in advance.

For more information see updates on the theatre website

Picture: Richard Batson

Picture: Richard Batson


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