Derby Theatre to hold Peter Pan auditions for young people

Derby Theatre Studio Sunday 30 July, various time slots 
Derby Theatre are looking for young people aged 9-16 to be in their big family-friendly production for the festive season, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan adapted by Neil Bartlett.  
On Sunday 30 July, group auditions will be held for young people who are interested in appearing in the production, which will run in the Main House at Derby Theatre from Saturday 2 December until Saturday 6 January. 
Auditions will be held in groups of 20, with time slots at 10.00am, 11.15am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm each session will last for one hour. Young people will take part in a range of drama exercises and games and be asked to sing in a group. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring along a bottle of water for refreshment. Previous experience in performing is not essential. 
We are looking for three teams of six young actors, aged between 9 and 16, to play a range of roles including Pirates and Mermaids. Each team will perform on different dates during the run.  

Following the auditions, those successfully selected will be asked to work for a full weekend with Director, Sarah Brigham. The main rehearsals, with the professional company of adult actors, will then commence on Monday 6 November and each team of young actors will be required to rehearse twice a week during the whole rehearsal period. Additional rehearsals may take place as the production nears to opening. The production will open on Friday 2nd December and run until 6th January.  

Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director, Derby Theatre and Director of Peter Pan) said:  “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain audition experience and to perform alongside a professional company of actors. Peter Pan is going to be a big, bold and magical production for the whole family to enjoy and I am looking forward immensely to a young company of local actors being an integral part of our Christmas show once again this year. So, if you are enthusiastic, a great team player and eager to perform and showcase your talent, then we look forward to hopefully seeing you at the auditions.” 

How to book an audition slot Parents and guardians: simply call the Box Office on 01332 593939, ask to book a place for your preferred time slot and register the details of your son/daughter/young person. Once you have booked a slot we will then email you with more information. For any questions you may have once you have received the additional information please email 

More about Peter Pan This Christmas, join Peter Pan, the free spirited child who never grows up, and the Darling children, as they soar through the night sky to embark on a spellbinding adventure to the magical and mystical island of Neverland. 

Once there, Peter introduces the children to a never-ending childhood and a new world of wonder with the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, the mischievous Tinker Bell and the fearful Captain Hook…and wait a minute, what’s that ticking noise? As with previous Derby Theatre Christmas productions, a talented team of actor-musicians will create a charming and captivating tale for all, with original music, stunning set designs and vibrant costumes.  Peter Pan will be Derby Theatre’s big festive production for all ages - an exhilarating and enchanting production, sure to bring out the child in all of us. 

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