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Peter Pan Auditions
26 Jul 2012
The Octagon Theatre Bolton is looking for local young people, aged 10-15 years, who would like to audition for the upcoming festive production of J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan. Auditions will be taking place from 9am on Sunday 9 Septemberat the Octagon Theatre Bolton.
This is a great opportunity for young actors and those wanting to get into the profession, and for anyone who’d like the experience of working with a professional director and actors in a large scale production.
Octagon Associate Director, Elizabeth Newman, commented on the production: “We're so excited about having a young Company in Peter Pan. The young people can expect to be thoroughly involved in the production, performing as Wendy's younger brothers, lost children, pirates, mermaids and other magical creatures in Neverland. Peter Pan is a classic story that everybody remembers from their childhood; an enchanting tale that takes you to a magical land where children can stay young forever. It is also a story about love, family and friendships, as well as growing up. J. M. Barrie enables us to stay in touch with our inner child – no matter what age we are - and reminds us to celebrate our capacity to imagine and make believe.”
There will be two teams of young people required for this production. They will perform two shows per day on alternate days. No professional acting experience is required, just enthusiasm, total commitment and lots of hard work!
Applicants must be prepared to make a weekly commitment every Saturday from 29 September - 10 November 2012. This will increase to three weekly sessions, Tuesday and Friday evenings (4-7pm) and Saturdays, from Tuesday 16 October – Friday 19 November. You must also be available for the full week from Monday 12 November – Saturday 17 November, rehearsing every day, and you will need to be available to perform every other day from Friday 16 November 2012 through to Saturday 12 January 2013 which includes Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. A full rehearsal and performance schedule will be included in your information pack.
For an information pack and an application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01204 520661. The deadline for all applications to be received is Monday 3 September.
Peter Pan is at the Octagon from Friday 16 November 2012 – Saturday 12 January 2013. Tickets are from £22 - £9.50, with family tickets (minimum 2 children) available from £48. Book on 01204 520661, or at www.octagonbolton.co.uk