Young panto hopefuls could be having a ball this Christmas 

Talented young dancers are being given their chance to shine as pantomime magic returns to OnFife after a two-year absence. 

Auditions to find a junior ensemble for the upcoming production of Cinderella in Glenrothes will take place at Rothes Halls on Sunday 28 August.

The try-out sessions are open to anyone who is at least 9 – and in P5 – on the day of the rehearsal and no older than 16 – and in S4 – on the day of the last performance.

This year’s production at Rothes Hall, which takes place from 3 to 24 December, is a welcome return following the absence of much-loved Christmas shows in 2020 and 2021.

“The joy and magic of pantomime has been sorely missed these last two years and we’re delighted to be bringing it back,” said Michelle Sweeney, Director of Creative Development at OnFife.

“We would encourage any youngsters who would like to experience the thrill of theatre and live performance, regardless of their experience, to come along to the audition.”

Children will be taught a dance routine on the day of the rehearsal that they will have to perform as a group back to the audition panel.

The panel will be looking for more than just dancing ability. That extra something that makes a performer stand out and sparkle on stage will be a vital component too.

Application forms do not need to submitted in advance but, where possible, applicants are urged to bring completed forms with them to save time on audition day.

Find out more about the auditions and download your application form here: Junior Ensemble Application Form