Festive opportunity for young local stars

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall to stage first professional pantomime.

December this year will see Sutton Coldfield’s first ever professional pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, which is produced by the renowned Production Exchange in association with Sutton Coldfield Town Hall (11th–31st December).

With a core cast of multi-talented actor-musicians, the search is now on for a young ensemble, made up of the finest local young performers aged 10-21 to complete the cast and be a part of the feast of musical and spectacular festive fun!

Sutton Coldfield’s landmark Town Hall has, since late 2016, been managed by Sutton Coldfield Arts and Recreational Trust and this year will be granted the freehold of the building from Birmingham City Council which means by Christmas, it will be an entirely independent, charity-run venue. Each year, the winter Pantomime is the highlight of the Town Hall calendar always looking for ways to build on and better audience experiences from years previous. This year, with additional audience experiences and the aid of an acclaimed production company, this really promises to be the best show yet!

In total, twelve young performers are needed, boys and girls, to form two troupes of six who will play alternate days during the run. The audition will include the young people learning a short dance routine, singing individually and as part of a group and lastly, to recite a very short prepared joke or poem of their choice! All young people are invited to come along whether they go to a drama or dance school or club, if they study drama or even if they are novices who just fancy having a go!

Auditions will take place the Town Hall on Sunday 9th September 2018 from 10am with registration at 9:30am and the auditionees should come dressed for a dance audition. Details on how to apply and for more information about the day can be found on the Town Hall website under the Beauty and the Beast tab. So, if you know of any talented youngsters who might fancy being a part of the Town Hall’s story and this wonderful production, be sure to send them along!

Beauty and the Beast will run from Tuesday 11th December until Monday 31st. School, nursery and large group bookings are encouraged to contact the box office directly on 0121 296 9543 as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out on group offer savings.