Pantomime society hosting auditions for 2020 production

panto sleeping beautyFOLLOWING their hugely successful production of ‘Snow White’ earlier this year, the talented Lyme Regis Pantomime Society are busy preparing for their 2020 show, to be staged at the Woodmead Halls from February 19 to 22.

For their 36th production they are staging ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ by Norman Robbins under the direction of Sarah Causley.

This is the tale of penniless Dame Foxtrot who doesn’t know her old grandfather clock is a magical possession. Years ago the Fairy Queen locked the wicked Black Imp, who menaced Fairyland, inside the clock.

If the clock ever struck one the imp would be freed, so the queen took away the key. But the Wicked Wizard steals the key, frees the imp, and seeks to destroy Fairyland by using him to get the magic Jewel of Miracles.

All is set for a terrific battle between the goodies and the baddies in true pantomime fashion.

The society is always looking for new members to join their friendly group, whether it is as a principal character, part of the amazing chorus or as part of the essential production and backstage crew.

If you are interested in being part of the show, auditions are being held in early September and everyone from school Year 7 and up, are welcome.

On Monday, September 2 there will be a full read through of the script where anyone interested in being part of the cast or crew are encouraged to come along and see what the show is all about.

Tuesday, September 3 will host the character auditions for anyone wishing to have a part in the show. Audition pieces re now available by emailing

Once you have decided what part or parts you would like to audition for you will need to register your interest, full details will be in the audition pack.

Wednesday, September 4 will be the singing auditions for the principal characters. All of these will be held at 7.30pm in the St Michael’s Church Hall in Church Street, Lyme Regis.

If you are interested in joining the wonderful and energetic chorus the society would love to see you at the read through on Monday, September 2 where you can register your interest but you will not be required at the other auditions.

The first chorus rehearsal will be Wednesday, September 11, 7.30pm at the church hall.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the production with the director, call Sarah on 07788 946 427.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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