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We are excited to announce that applications are open for the Young Company of this year’s production, Dick Whittington. Twelve young performers from the local area aged 12 – 17 will be chosen from the auditionees to join Dick Whittington on his quest for fame and fortune in this year’s pantomime - written by Plested, Brown and Wilsher.

The role will primarily involve dancing and acting with singing required in the larger ensemble numbers. This is a great opportunity for all young people who love to act, dance or sing to work and perform with a professional acting company and production team. The creative team are looking for young performers aged 12-17 years old to create two teams of 6 young company members to perform

The deadline for audition registration is 5pm, Monday 26th June 2023.

Auditions will be held at Salisbury Playhouse on Saturday 1st July 2023.

If you would like to register to audition, please complete the application form HERE

*Please Note: You must be aged 12 or older by Saturday 28th October 2023 to be able to apply.

Wiltshire Creative’s Artistic Director Gareth Machin said: “It was brilliant to bring panto back to Salisbury in 2022 and 2023 will see us building on that success. Dick Whittington is one of the great panto stories and, penned by the same writers as Cinderella, promises to be a spectacular, fresh and sparkly production full of music, dance and laughter. The young company will be right at the heart of the production, working closely with our talented professional cast bringing festive cheer to our city.”