Dance chance to make dreams come true


Lighthouse is beginning to cast its spell on Poole by announcing open auditions for aspiring actors and dancers to join the ensemble cast of its latest in-house produced pantomime, Sleeping Beauty this Christmas.

It’s an opportunity that’s definitely not to be slept on, offering a rare chance to gain valuable experience working with the professional cast for the entire run – and for the first time, the ensemble cast will be paid.

“We are looking for hard working, dedicated young dancers, who are also keen on acting and singing, to join the ensemble in our magical family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty,” says Head of Programming Tim Colegate.

Sleeping Beauty is a Lighthouse production from the same team that successfully delivered Aladdin, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast in recent years. Written and directed by CBeebies star Chris Jarvis, production design is by James Smith with choreography by Daniel Donaldson Todd and musical direction by Adam Tuffrey.

Applicants must:

  • Be over the age of 16 (and have completed GCSEs) by 28 November 2024.
  • Be available to start rehearsals on Thursday 28 November 2024, and be available for the full schedule of performances from Thursday 12 December 2024 – Sunday 5 January 2025 inclusive (one day off in every six).
  • Be able to commit to the entirety of the rehearsal and performance periods as we are unable to offer any additional time off during the engagement.
  • Have strong dance technique (Classical Ballet and Jazz recommended).

Auditions will be held at Lighthouse on Wednesday 5 June from 7pm performing a routine to be set on the day.

The pay scale for successul applicants is £250 per week (under 18s) or £300 (over 18s).

To register interest please email detailing:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Previous dance training
  • Headshot – can be taken on phone

Registration deadline is 5pm on Monday 3 June.

Please note, applicants must register in advance as we are not able to accept walk-ups on the day.