WILTSHIRE Creative is looking for young performers aged 12 to 17 to join this year’s pantomime at Salisbury Playhouse, Beauty and the Beast.

This year’s auditions will take place on Saturday 21 July in the Community Room at Salisbury Playhouse.

The role will primarily involve dancing and acting but performers will also be required to sing in the larger ensemble numbers. Young performers will create two teams of six young company members.

Rehearsals for the pantomime’s young company take place throughout November, including up to four evenings and a Saturday rehearsal each week. There are 57 performances across the run which takes place between Saturday 1 December 2018 and Sunday 13 January 2019 including Sundays and public holidays.

Organisers stress that being in the pantomime is a big commitment and will require some time off school or college for daytime performances during the school term. However it is also great fun and a chance to gain performing arts experience alongside professional actors.

For more information and to apply, visit the Take Part section of Wiltshire Creative’s website www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk. Application forms should be returned to panto@wiltshirecreative.co.uk.

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Monday 16 July 2018.