Auditions

Star in our spectacular Christmas Panto!

About Us:

Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society was established in 1973. Our aim is to provide high quality entertainment for local residents and patrons along with providing an encouraging environment for all ages to develop the skills of theatre. Our motto is ‘An amateur company, with professional standards’, something we always strive to adhere to. For the last 49 years we’ve produced an annual Christmas pantomime in December and in more recent years have produced a musical each summer, along with an annual performance from our Youth Theatre Group – a spring board for developing performers and stars of the future. Our society is ran entirely by volunteers and managed by an executive committee with a Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. Whether it’s working backstage for the first time, rigging the lights or taking to the stage to perform, we take care to ensure we mentor and develop all our members and have great pride in home grown talent from our community.


The Show:

Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society are delighted to be producing a fantastic pantomime this Christmas, Robinson Crusoe & The Pirates, written by Tom Whalley. Young Robinson Crusoe has always had an appetite for adventure! Living with his old mother Dame Crystal Crusoe, his washed up Father Captain Crusoe and his silly billy brother Sprat, Robinson has no desire to take over the family Fish ‘n Chip shop. Meanwhile, the high seas are terrorised by the evil Captain Blacktashe in his search for the lost temple of treasure on Skull Island. But the map where X marks the spot has been lost for years… Will Robinson ever find his treasure? Will Dame Crusoe end up battered? And what is that mysterious writing on the back of the chip shop menu? Packed full of all of the usual show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines and hilarious knockabout comedy.

The show is made up of 9 principal roles (which have already been cast) and a chorus of singers and dancers which we are auditioning for. The show has a range of big full cast numbers with movement along with solos and some small speaking parts. All interested in taking part in the show need to be comfortable singing, dancing and acting with lots of energy and smiles.


Chorus Auditions:
Sunday 12th September from 2.00pm till 4.30pm at the Arts Centre

This session is for anyone who would like to be part the chorus comprising of singing, dancing and acting throughout the show. Chorus members must be 8 years of age or older. You do not need to prepare anything for the day. The auditions will be an informal workshop. The first half will singing and learning a song. We’ll then teach a dance to the same song and then put it all together and perform in small groups at the end. We will also be doing a little acting exercise reading out some lines from the script. Please wear clothes you can dance and move around in plus bring a drink and a snack.

So we know how many people are attending you must pre-register for this session using the online form below;
https://forms.office.com/r/Hn2HKh4Sm7


Rehearsals:

All rehearsals and the performance take place at the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Blyth Street, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0DY. Chorus members will rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 19th September from 1.00pm till 4.00pm and will run weekly until the show. Rehearsals are busy but fun with plenty of laughs and socialising.

We expect cast to attend the majority of rehearsals, catching up at home on any that are missed by learning song words or practising dance routines. You must be available to perform in all performances, including the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday 2nd December.

Show dates:
Friday 3rd December at 7.00pm
Saturday 4th December at 1.00pm
Saturday 4th December at 7.00pm
Sunday 5th December at 1.00pm
Monday 6th December at 7.00pm
Tuesday 7th December – No performance
Wednesday 8th December at 7.00pm
Thursday 9th December at 7.00pm
Friday 10th December at 7.00pm
Saturday 11th December at 1.00pm
Saturday 11th December at 7.00pm


Administration:

There is a one-off membership fee of £25.00 to take part in the production. This covers a range of costs including insurance, venue hire, costumes and more. There are no weekly subs or additional charges. This can be paid in full on the first rehearsal, however if required we are more than happy to stagger payments, please speak to us to arrange this. There will also be an online registration form for all members of the cast and crew to complete including your personal and medical information. We may ask you to provide a small number of self-dress costumes including shoes and basics that you may have at home already.

Need any more info?

Contact our Directors:

stu.bennett@seatondelavalartscentre.com
lorna-beth.pearson@seatondelavalartscentre.com