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 they 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”…watch 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 for 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

Matinees:   1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30

Evenings:  7, 14, 19, 21, 27, 28

Double show date: 16th – one at 11am and the second at 3pm

Audition dates are Tues 3rd, Wed 4th July and (Dancers) Tues 10th July 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 Sheriff’s former nanny, nursemaid to the Babes : the Panto “Dame” – male
  • 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