We’re ready to make wishes come true


This Christmas, Lighthouse is ready to make wishes come true!

We’re seeking hard working, dedicated young dancers, who are also keen on acting and singing, to join the ensemble in this year’s magical family pantomime, Aladdin.

“Every year we’re so impressed by the talented young people we get to see at auditions, and I’m sure this year will be no exception,” says Tim Colegate, Head of Programming.

“We’re looking for talented individuals who show huge enthusiasm and fantastic dance and performance ability, so if you think you’ve got what it takes, do come along. It’s always a pleasure getting to see the brilliant talent that Dorset has to offer, so put the date on your diaries, and we hope to see you there.”

Aladdin is written and directed by CBeebies star Chris Jarvis with choreography by Daniel Donaldson Todd, two-time winner of the prestigious Classique de Danse award for Theater Choreography.

To be considered for audition, applicants must:

* Be over the age of 16 and have completed their GCSEs by 23 November 2023.

* Be available to start rehearsals from Thursday 23 November 2023, and be available for the full schedule of performances from Thursday 7 to Sunday 31 December 2023 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 time off during the engagement.

* Have strong dance technique (Classical Ballet and Jazz recommended).

These young ensemble roles are unpaid, so the producers are are looking for people who want to broaden their performance and industry experience whilst working with established professionals.

The audition date is Wednesday 26 July.

Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Dance Studio at Arts University Bournemouth. The routine will be taught on the day.

Successful applicants will receive further details regarding audition time slots.

To register interest please email casting@lighthousepoole.co.uk detailing:


Contact details

Previous dance training

Headshot – can be taken on phone.

The deadline for registration is 5pm on Monday 24 July.

Please note, all applicants must register in advance, walk-ups on the day will not be accepted.