Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) and Scottish Youth Theatre (SYT) are to stage a month-long Christmas show for young theatre-goers and their families, following the huge success of their joint production of Jack and the Magic Beans last year.
And young aspiring actors – as well as professionals – are to get the chance to land a fairytale role in a brand new festive show It Wasn’t Me, It Was Goldilocks at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Studio this winter.
The production will continue the work of APA and SYT in developing new and exciting interactive performances for audiences aged three to seven and their families.
Auditions are to be held on Friday, September 28, at His Majesty’s Theatre and the company are looking for young people aged 16-25 to make-up the three-strong cast and get the chance to work with a professional director and designer as part of a full-scale production.
The production is looking for performers who are disciplined, skilled and interested in performing to a demanding – and yet rewarding – family audience.
Applications for an audition place should be emailed to associate artistic director Fraser MacLeod on firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 21.
The audition will take the form of a practical workshop with other applicants, who will be asked to prepare an appropriate nursery rhyme or song to teach the rest of the group.
The directors will also meet with each auditionee who will give a two or three minute monologue retelling their favourite story as a child.
It Wasn’t Me, It Was Goldilocksopens at The Lemon Tree Studio on Monday, December 3 with two or three daytime performances daily except Fridays until Christmas Eve. Tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
Last year’s interactive production of Jack and the Magic Beans for youngsters was so successful extra shows had to be added to the three week run.