Auditions to be held this Thursday in Royston for Red Riding Hood panto

Amy Jordan and Georgia Anderson from last year's CADS auditions in Royston.

Amy Jordan and Georgia Anderson from last year's CADS auditions in Royston. - Credit: Archant

Following hot on the heels of their Royston Arts Festival production of Abigail’s Party, members of the Royston CADS are back preparing for their next show in January 2017, a pantomime of Red Riding Hood – and auditions for the main roles are being held this Thursday.

The show, by Peter Long and Keith Rawnsley, sees Red Riding Hood longing to be with Peter the Woodcutter but horrid Squire Bullymore won’t let her leave the orphanage.

Cue Granny Knott who comes along and adopts Red Riding Hood, which means a happy ending for them all... Oh no, it doesn’t! Well, not without a few twists and turns along the way and, of course, the big bad wolf.

The director is Kathy Young and musical director is Louise Atkins.

Auditions are open to cast 11 main roles:

Red Riding Hood – principal girl

Peter the Woodcutter – principal boy

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Granny Knott –dame

Patches and Pinny – comic characters

Squire Bullymore – villain

Miss Took – orphanage games mistress

Reddy and Willin – comic characters

Wicked Wolf – evil villain

Plus a few small cameo parts with a couple of lines each.

Auditions will take place this Thursday in the drama studio at Meridian School in Garden Walk on Thursday. Auditions for junior chorus – aged 12 and over – are from 7pm to 7.30pm and auditions for adult main parts – aged 16 and over – are from 7.45pm to 9pm.

For more information on the show, see the website or call 01763 223805. To enquire about joining CADS, use the contact page.