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Calling aspiring young performers for the Corn Exchange 2019-20 Pantomime

The Corn Exchange Newbury is delighted to announce that this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, will include a young company and performers aged between 8 and 15 years are invited to audition.

The Corn Exchange is looking for enthusiastic young performers with good all-round skills in singing, dancing and acting. The auditions are open to everyone as no formal or informal training is necessary. Successful performers will be required to commit to a rehearsal period as well as a set number of performances throughout the run (29 November 2019 to 4 January 2020). Applicants must be aged between 8 and 15 years and auditions will take place on Sunday 15 September. Further information can be found in the audition information pack by visiting www.cornexchangenew.com/vacancies.


Earlier this year the Corn Exchange announced a new writing and directing team, Plested and Brown.  The comedy theatre company, comprising Clare Plested, Adam Brown and Amanda Wilsher, have created numerous Edinburgh Fringe hits, many of which were performed at New Greenham Arts and as part of Newbury Comedy Festival.

Grant Brisland, Director of the Corn Exchange, says "We are thrilled to be welcoming local young performers to take part in this year’s pantomime, working alongside the professional cast of actors. With a new writing and directing team, as well a new set and costume designer, we are looking forward to sharing this year’s pantomime with our audiences – I can assure you there will be lots of magic and sparkle, plenty of traditional panto fun plus a few surprises!"


The Corn Exchange pantomime is a fun-filled tradition for all ages, attracting visitors from Newbury and beyond. Tickets cost from £20 to £25 (£15 on Preview Performances), with concessions, family and group tickets available on all performances (excluding Preview performances, Super Saver Performances and Adult nights). New this year is the introduction of Super Saver Performances with tickets available for selected performances priced from £16 to £20.


Set your alarms now – to miss Sleeping Beauty would be a nightmare! Sleeping Beauty runs from Friday 29 November 2019 until Saturday 4 January 2020. Book your tickets online at www.cornexchangenew.com/panto, or via the Corn Exchange Box Office at 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).

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