Towngate Theatre to hold virtual auditions for youngsters to appear in Basildon’s panto

Towngate Theatre to hold virtual auditions for youngsters to appear in Basildon’s panto

This year, in adhering to Government’s lockdown regulations and social distancing measures, the Towngate Theatre will be holding virtual auditions for anyone interested in applying to star in their Young Ensemble in their upcoming pantomime for 2020/21, Beauty & The Beast.

Aisling Duffy, the Towngate’s lead choreographer for the panto and resident director of Thriller Live in the West End, will record two dance tutorials for the Towngate’s YouTube channel which will be available to watch and learn in order to try out for a place in the ensemble.

  • The auditions are open to boys and girls aged from 8 to 16 years
  • The dance will be available to screen from the Towngate’s YouTube channel from 10am on Saturday June 27 until 10pm on Sunday June 28
  • One tutorial will be for the young ensemble, the other will be for the younger ‘Silly Billy’s Gang’
  • Please record your audition – in one take, no edited videos please – and email to [email protected] on Monday June 29. Late entries will not be accepted
  • Please complete a copy of the application form (which can be found on the Auditions page of the website) and attach to the email alongside your audition video:
  • Please only audition if the child can commit to attending all rehearsals and a parent/guardian can commit to chaperoning.

Beauty and the Beast will be staged from Wednesday November 15 until Sunday January 3.

Towngate’s panto star, Simon Fielding, has all the details
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