Dates: Rehearsals from : Monday 6th November in Wakefield
Opens : Thursday 23rd November
Closes : Sunday 7th January
PR day/costume fitting : Friday 3rd November
83 performances over 6 and a half weeks – schedule below.
AUDITIONS : TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER IN WAKEFIELD
Please only submit people who are able to travel to Wakefield on this date.
Company will pay for off-peak rail fare or equivalent.
Theatre Royal Wakefield is thrilled to present another of their lovingly
crafted in-house traditional pantomimes: ALADDIN. The Twankey family have
moved from Wakefield to Old Peking to help the Chinese with their rhubarb
production (obviously). Sadly, Aladdin’s Uncle Tommy, re-invented as
Abanazar the Magician has followed them and seeks to involve Aladdin in a
dastardly plot to enslave a wise cracking genie and become the richest man
in the world.
We are looking for a cast who excel at heightened comedy with a
tongue-in-cheek nod to the audience, who can also bring out the pathos and
tenderness in this character driven, fully rounded narrative. We are looking
to fill each role with imaginative, brave and committed performers who can
act, sing and dance and sustain a high-energy characterisation across a
massive 83 performances over six and a half weeks. Whilst not all characters
carry their own musical number, the finale routine is not for the faint
We are keen to meet performers who reflect the diversity of our local
community, and actively encourage applications from performers of all races
MOVEMENT NOTE: All performers need to be able to move or dance to a high
standard in jazz and traditional musical theatre styles.
To complete the casting, we are looking for this one remaining role only :
ALADDIN: Our single minded, plucky hero (Male)
Playing age: 20-30s
Accent – Northern
A quick witted, confident and resourceful young lad, Aladdin is hopelessly
besotted with the beautiful Princess Jasmine, yet is far too lowly of birth
to court her. This enrages our young hero. He is street wise and sure of
himself and believes that the content of someone’s character is far more
important than the size of their bank balance. Aladdin carries the weight of
the narrative and we need to see him move from petulant youth, to star
struck lover to leader of the resistance. This is a part that requires
natural warmth and bags of charisma.
Vocal requirements: A real vocal stamina is required as Aladdin carries
several numbers. Versatile Tenor or high baritone – strong MT singer with a
poppy edge. Featured songs include a ballad version of Bruno Mars “Just the
way you are”, “One day I’ll fly away” and “I’m a believer”.
For all roles
£420 per week pro rata rehearsal and £560 per week pro rata performances +
subsistence of £140 per week + holiday pay + travel to and down to/from Wakefield at the beginning and
end of the engagement. Schedule/payment provides for up to 13 performances
in any 7-day period and there are no additional payments.
Costume fitting/PR day £75 + train fare + lunch