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Monday, August 28, 2017


Once again, Westville Theatre Club is staging its end of year panto, Cinder-Ella and Her Fella, and looking for actors, singers and/or dancers for this fun production.

Producing the panto is Mervin Lowe who, in 2015, produced and directed Sleeping Beauty in 21st Century, and in 2016, produced Heroes and Friends – the Sort of Real Adventures of Robin Hood.

Actors should prepare a short monologue and singers to prepare a song to showcase their  strength. Dancers should prepare a two minute sequence with music. (Singers and dancers to bring along backing tracks)

The story (as you thought you knew it) goes like this:

Take a pretty damsel in the form of Ella and make her work like a slave around the house. Throw in a soccer-mad, stablehand friend to comfort her. Stir in a stepmother with two not-so-pretty stepsisters. Obviously there is a prince, who doesn’t necessarily follow protocol and has a sidekick (the palace soccer coach) to switch identities with when he wants to be free. The normal castle staff fill in the gaps, such as the king and queen, the heralds, the chamberlain, a few chorus girls to brighten up the place, a shoe salesman, Ella’s father – the baron, a few mice, a mirror, a horse and a pumpkin and you’re left with a tale of wonder that only an on-the-ball fairy godmother can pull together.

The show features musical numbers from 60’s to current hits.

Auditions to be held in September 2017 at Westville Theatre Club which is adjacent to Westville Swimming Pool. (Only one of these audition dates need to be attended): Punctuality is of the utmost importance:

September 3 at 14h00
September 4 at 19h00
September 10 at 14h00

The panto will run from November 30 to December 3 and again from December 6 to 9, 2017, with allowances for extra performances.

(NB: The Westville Theatre Club is a non-professional organisation in the sense that performers work on a voluntary basis)