The search is on to find a talented local actress to play the lead role of ‘Princess Aurora’ in this year’s magical family pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Weymouth Pavilion.

Panto producers Enchanted Entertainment are on the lookout for a female aged 18+ from the local area to star in the show with the professional cast, including X-Factor favourite and singing sensation – Stevi Ritchie, who is playing the comedy role of ‘Jester’ in Sleeping Beauty alongside the hilarious Chris Casserly, who will be playing the ‘Dame’ this Christmas.

Female performers aged 18+ need to attend the auditions taking place on Monday 12th September from 11am onwards at Weymouth Pavilion. Auditionees will need to be available all day for any recalls that may be required.

Producer Guy Pascall said:

“It’s going to be a fantastic Christmas production and what an amazing opportunity for a local actress to gain valuable professional experience in the panto and to start them off on their own glittering career”.

Hopefuls need to bring a song of their choice with a backing track to sing to the audition panel. They will then be given some acting sections from the script of Sleeping Beauty to perform in front of the pantomime’s creative team.

The successful candidate must be available from 27th November – 9th December for rehearsals and then from 10th December – 2nd January for the actual performances. The role is contracted, meaning the performer will be paid for their work on the show.

Enchanted Entertainment will be bringing 34 spellbinding performances of Sleeping Beauty to Weymouth Pavilion from 10th December 2022 – 2nd January 2023 and for the first time ever the panto will feature AMAZING 3D! especially designed for children in the audience.

Musical Director Jezz Weatherall said:

“Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty is one of the best pantomime parts for an actress to play and we’ll be looking for someone that can sing, dance and act to a very high standard”.

Enchanted Entertainment are assembling an amazing cast and planning some spectacular pantomime magic to ensure Sleeping Beauty will be a wonderful family panto with plenty of audience participation, fantastic sets and costumes, and of course jokes galore for all the family!

Tickets are on sale now and already selling fast, to book seats call the Weymouth Pavilion box office on: 01305 783225 or book online at: