Search is on in Keynsham for a pantomime dame

Published on: 02 Oct 2012

Search is on in Keynsham for a pantomime dame

Auditions will get under way this month for the Fry Club pantomime – and one person will have some special shoes to fill.

The  group’s long-serving director Ian Gambrell has retired, leaving the all-important role of pantomime dame vacant.

Auditions for Dick Whittington will be held on Sunday, October 14, with all roles up for grabs, and new director Louise Smee said she will be on the lookout for someone with the right qualities to become the next dame.

She said:  “Ian is a very special person and we want someone very special to replace him.

“They need to be fun, full of humour and able to hold an audience.

“They need to be confident as they will need to lead the audience singing and, of course, they have to be prepared to dress as a woman.”

As well as prinicipal roles, the group also needs dancers and a chorus and rehearsals will take place on Sundays.

The pantomime will be staged at Broadlands School from January 31 to February 3, including two matinees.

Louise added: “It would be nice to have new faces from the local community – we raise money for local charities and have fun. People come back year after year to watch us because we put on a good show.”

Auditions will take place at Somerdale Lodge at the Fry Club from 3pm, adults and children aged over 10 are welcome.

Call Jenny or John on 0117 956 9113 or email for more information.

Comments (0)

Add a new comment:* (Allowed tags: <b><i><br>)

*Mandatory fields