Lancaster Grand


Lancaster Footlights auditions are open to anyone. You do not need to become a member until cast. If not stated otherwise they are held at the Grand Theatre on St Leonardgate. (Please go to the Stage Door and ring the bell or knock loudly). Experienced actors or beginners are all welcome.  We also welcome anyone who wishes to help backstage rather than "tread the boards" this space!  If you are interested in helping with set, props or costumes, why not come along and watch auditions and meet the team. 


Auditions are coming up for Dracula and the December pantomime Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood:


Dracula.   Written by Bram Stoker, adapted by Jane Thornton and John Godber.

The play will be directed by John Gill. 

Performance dates:  : Sat 13th , Sun 14th , Thurs 18th , Fri 19th and Sat 20th  October

Audition dates Tuesday May 29th and Tuesday June 12th in the theatre at 7.30 pm


  • Count Dracula

  • Renfield

  • Professor Van Helsing

  • Jonathan Harker

  • Arthur Holmwood

  • Dr John Seward

  • Mina Harker

Smaller parts:

  • Mrs Bloxam

  • Voices 1,2 3 and 4

  • Maid

  • Sailor

  • Agent

Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood Pantomime written by Alan Frayn


The Panto will be directed by Jean Hardy assisted by Cheryl Hutton

Performance dates:  19 performances between 1st and 30th December

Audition dates are Tues 3rd, Wed 4th July and for dancers Tues 10th July.  (All in the theatre at 7 pm)


  • Robin Hood – principle boy – female

  • Little John – male

  • Friar Tuck – male

  • Will Scarlett – male or female

  • Sheriff of Nottingham – male

  • Maid Marian – principal girl

  • Nurse Nellie Nickerlastic – The "Dame"- the Sheriff’s former nanny, nursemaid to the Babes

  • Snivel – Sheriff’s bungling henchman and tax collector – male or female

  • Grovel – Sheriff’s bungling henchman and tax collector – male or female

  • Ella – the King’s niece

  • Sam – the King’s nephew

  • King Richard – The good king.  Smaller part (male)

  • Minstrel – male or female

  • Chorus

  • Dancers