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News: Search is on for a new Panto Star

The Search is on for a new Panto Star

Theatre bosses are looking for a new star to cast a spell over pantoland.

The Customs House in South Shields is searching for the perfect fairy to take part in their annual festive show. 

The venue will open its doors next week to Find the Fairy to star in Jack and the Beanstalk from November 29 to January 7.

Ray Spencer MBE
Customs House Executive Director Ray Spencer, who also co-writes, directs and stars in the show, said: “We are really interested to see who is out there. Whoever you are, from wherever you come, we’re looking forward to seeing you.”

The open audition will take place on Wednesday, May 4 from 11am to 6pm in the Mill Dam theatre’s main auditorium.

Actors attending the event should be over 18 and prepare a monologue and acapella song to perform. They are also asked to bring a photograph. 

Ray added: “This is not the first time we have held open auditions for our pantomime, we have held them a few times over the years and as a result cast Rosie Winter, who now presents on TV and radio, and West End actress Jamie Birkett who is currently in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in London.

“We can’t wait to see who we find to play our fairy this Christmas.”

The theatre’s annual show is known as The Little Panto with the Big Heart and has already sold 6,000.

Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk are on sale now from £9.75. For tickets or more information contact the box office on 0191 454 1234 or 

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