Auditions open for young actors to perform in Preston's showing of Peter Pan

Captain Hook in Peter Pan
Captain Hook in Peter Pan

The search is on for talented young performers, aged between eight and 21, to appear alongside the professionals in the musical Peter Pan.

It is written by award-winning Anne Dalton. Anne’s musicals, including Her Benny, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary at Liverpool’s Royal Court, have played to packed houses throughout the country.

ABD Productions are expecting to repeat that success with Peter Pan at The Charter Theatre in Preston, this August.

The production is headlined by Phantom of The Opera star, Janet Cowley, as Mrs. Darling while the villainous Captain Hook is played by David Thomas, who recently starred as Mr. Rochester in the musical, Jane Eyre.

Handpicked, talented, local youngsters will have the chance to join them as Lost Boys, Indians, Mermaids, Shooting Stars, Flame Dancers and Neverland animals. The juvenile roles of John, Michael and Tinker Bell are up for grabs too. Older performers (male and female) are also invited to audition to work alongside the professional adult cast in a variety of roles. Ability in acting, ensemble singing and/or a variety of dance styles is necessary.

It's a great chance for local performers to get on the stage in what is sure to be a fantastic show.

If you think you have what it takes, get yourself down to The Guild Hall, Preston on Sunday, April 15 and register at 10am.

Peter Pan will be staged at The Charter Theatre, Preston, from Wednesday, August 8 to Sunday, August 12, with matinee and evening performances each day. Rehearsals will be held at

Lostock Hall Academy on Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28 and then the full week from Monday July 30 to Saturday, August 4. Rehearsals will then be held at the theatre on Sunday, August 5 to Tuesday, August 7.

Would–be performers must check their holiday dates against rehearsal and show dates prior to audition. Those who are successful will be required to pay a one-off show charge of £50 to cover costs of rehearsals, tuition, lyric books, CDs, costumes etc. There will be no other charges to take part in the production.

All audition and rehearsal information in full can be obtained from ABD’s website http://www.abdproductions.co.uk/auditioning/ or telephone 01704 880607.