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Jack and The Beanstalk Pantomime Auditions

Jack And The Beanstalk” by Alan Frayn

Directed by Laura Harris & Sophie Grundy-Holmes. Musical Director Joel Browne

Join our hero Jack, his mother Dame Dotty, and brother Simple Simon and of course Buttermilk the Cow as they adventure up the Beanstalk that has mysteriously grown in their backyard. Who or what will they find at the top? This sparkling new version of the fun filled family pantomime is certain to banish boredom. What better way to kick the winter blues than with a trip to the Theatre: Abundant audience participation, visual comedy and traditional pantomime antics are guaranteed, together with two particularly havoc-prone Broker’s Men, Snatchet and Scarper, and the King, Queen and Princess, and the eternal battle between good and evil. This pantomime is great fun for all ages whether you’re 4 or 104!!

Show Dates Friday 11th - Sunday 20th JANUARY 2019 

  • Weekday evening performances at 7pm
  • Saturday and Sunday performances 1pm and 6pm
  • No performances on Mon 14th or Tues 15th January

Audition Information

  • Junior Chorus Auditions are 7.00 to 7.30 pm both nights.
  • Adult Chorus and Principal auditions from 7.30 pm onwards.

Cast Requirements:

  • Jack - (Male Age 18-30) Bright, plucky, confident young man. AUDITION PIECE 1 AUDITION PIECE 2
  • Dame Dotty Dimple - (Male Age 25+) Typical Pantomime Dame, Jack’s Mother, a poor dairy farmer. AUDITION PIECE
  • Simple Simon - (Male or Female Age 18+) Jack’s daft brother! AUDITION PIECE
  • Piccalilli - (Female Age 30+) Wicked Witch type character, typical Pantomime baddie, slightly tongue in cheek. AUDITION PIECE
  • Fairy Sugardust - (Female Age 18+) Typical sweet pantomime fairy, like a Fairy Godmother. AUDITION PIECE
  • Rancid the Ratman - (Male Age 25+) The local rat catcher who becomes the giant’s henchman- a comedy baddie. AUDITION PIECE
  • King Crumble - (Male Age 30+) Princess Charlotte’s Father, somewhat henpecked and a bit of ditherer. AUDITION PIECE
  • Queen Apricot - (Female Age 30+) Princess Charlotte’s Mother, a little brighter and worldlier than the King. AUDITION PIECE
  • Princess Charlotte - (Female Age 18-25) Young Princess, kind and innocent, daughter of the King Crumble and Queen Apricot. AUDITION PIECE
  • Snatchet & Scarper - (Male or Female Age 18+) Comedy duo, the Brokers men, Snatchet is the more idiotic of the two. AUDITION PIECE
  • Junior Chorus - Ages 7- 16 (Year 11) - Chorus 1 Audition Song 'Wake Up'
  • Adult Chorus - Ages 16+ (Year 12) - Chorus 2 Audition Song 'Colour My World'
  • Buttermilk, Humphrey and Buster Gut-Bucket - These roles will be cast at a later date.

All principal and chorus roles require some singing ability. Some roles require a stronger ability than others.

All the music tracks and lyrics can be found here:

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays

For information please contact Laura on or Sophie on

Earlier Event: June 18
Christmas Double Bill Auditions
Later Event: November 12
The Diary of Anne Frank Auditions