Audition for Lancaster Footlights


Lancaster Footlights auditions are open to anyone. You do not need to become a member until cast. If not stated otherwise, auditions are held at the Grand Theatre on St Leonardgate. Please go to the door at the top of the ramp at the side of the theatre. If not open, knock loudly. Experienced actors or beginners are all welcome. We also welcome anyone who wishes to help backstage rather than “tread the boards”. If you are interested in helping with set, props or costumes, why not come along and watch auditions and meet the team.

Cinderella Auditions

This year's pantomime is Cinderella.  The performance dates listed under the show list on this web site.  Auditions will be held at 7pm on:

  • Tuesday 5th July Principals
  • Wednesday 6th July - other cast members
  • Wednesday 13 July - dancers.

Please note, minimum age is 9 years

Cast List:


Cinderella:   Kind hearted and innocent  (Principal Girl)

Buttons:    Page boy at Hardship Hall – a bit on the silly side but more savvy than the usual “Simple Simon” type and with a soft spot for Cinderella. (Male)

Baron Hardup:    Cinderella’s father, Horace – good natured, hen pecked and slightly comical (Mature male)

Baroness:      Cinderella’s new stepmother, Rubella – a bit of a battle-axe.  (Female)

Gertrude and Grizelda:  The Ugly Sisters – Cinderella’s stepsisters.  Comical but with wicked intent.  Our outrageously funny Dames.  (Male)

Prince Charming:    Typical prince character.  (Female)

Dandini:     Prince’s valet.  (Female)

Bodget and Leggett:       A pair of barmy builders / developers – typical panto “Brokers Men” style comedy twosome.  Leggett is the more idiotic of the two.  (Male or Female)

Fairy Godmother:    Cinderella’s fairy godmother. (Female)

Chambers:    The Lord Chamberlain – a Royal official. (Male)

Hagan the horse:     The Pantomime horse.  Two actors needed.  (Male or Female)

Other cast members/chorus

 Villagers, King’s Guards, Hunting Party, Fairyland Folk, Ballroom Guests

Dancers:    Five needed.  They need to be experienced in modern, tap and ballet dance.