The search is on to find a talented local actress to play the lead role of Princess in this year’s magical family pantomime Sleeping Beauty at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

Panto producers Enchanted Entertainment are on the lookout for a female aged 18+ from the North East to star alongside Britain’s Got Talent Winner and singing sensation – Collabro’s Matt Pagan, who is playing ‘Prince’ in Sleeping Beauty, as well as hilarious Geordie comics Charlie Richmond as ‘Jester’ and Lewis Denny as ‘Dame’.

The auditions for the role will be taking place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Tyne Theatre and Opera Huse with recalls taking place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Producer Guy Pascall said:

“It's going to be a fantastic Christmas production and what an amazing opportunity for a local actress to gain valuable professional experience in the panto and to start them off on their own glittering career”.

For the audition, the performer needs to bring a song of their choice with a backing track to sing to the audition panel.

The hopeful will also be given some acting stories from the script of Sleeping Beauty to perform in front of the pantomimes creative team.

candidate must be available from 20th November – 2nd December for rehearsals and then from 3rd December – 3rd January for the actual performances. The role is contracted, meaning the performer will be paid for their work on the show.

Musical Director Jezz Weatherall said:

“The Princess in Sleeping Beauty is one of the best pantomime parts for an actress to play and we'll be looking for someone that can sing, dance and act to a very high standard. As well as a fantastic cast, the panto will also include a brilliant live band for our successful actress to sing with in the show”.