Principal cast: (principal cast will generally rehearse Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with additional rehearsals as required)
- Little Red Riding Hood: experienced female Junior, must be confident Singing. Little Red Riding Hood and her ‘hoody’ friends are modern girls, not afraid to investigate the strange museum which has been opened in the village by Professor Lupus. (‘Hoody’ friends are junior roles, see below)
- Mrs ruby hood: little red Riding Hood’s loving mother (female part)
- Dame Granny Smith: a typical pantomime dame, provides much of the humour by deciding to advertise for a date and then meeting up with the various baddies in different settings, including a fishing trip and the local disco. (male part)
- Squire Ponsonby Smythe: unpleasant character, greedy, moneygrubbing landlord (male part)
- Lady Penelope: The lovely Squire’s daughter falls in love with a poor woodcutter who needs to make his fortune before he can marry her. the paired with Jack the woodcutter (female could be experienced Junior)
- Jack the woodcutter: love interest to Lady Penelope male or female, similar age to lady, Penelope (will consider experienced juniors)
- Smash: debt collectors for the Squire, part of an inept comedy duo with grab (male or female)
- Grab: see above
- Mystic peg: gypsy fortune teller, (female part)
- Professor lupus alias Mr Wolf: Professor Lupus, alias Mr Wolf and his sidekicks are archetypal characters from Hammer Horror (male part)
- Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: sidekick to Professor lupus, one male character with a very split personality
- Count Toothree: vampire sidekick to Professor lupus, male character
- Countess Bloodlust: count toothrees other half, female
- Frank: one half of Frankenstein, comedy role male or female
- Stein: other half of Frankenstein, male or female
- Junior characters roles (6 in total): (These characters will also be part of the junior chorus)
Junior Character Parts
(Female parts: will be required at rehearsal Friday nights plus either Monday or Wednesday in the week – See character description under little red Riding Hood above)
- candlestick maker
(Male or Female parts: will be required at rehearsal Friday nights, plus additional rehearsals as required)
Junior chorus (6 in total): (will be required at rehearsal Friday nights, plus additional rehearsals as required)
There may be some lines for junior chorus members. These will be decided once rehearsals commence.
Saturday 14th October , Knutsford Little Theatre
*All Juniors will need to be at the auditions from 10am*
Those ony interested in the chorus will be finished by 12 at the latest, those interested in character parts may need to remain until about 1pm.
Juniors auditioning for principal roles please see ‘audition pieces’ in attached document.
Principal auditions 2 pm to 4 pm: see audition pieces
Sunday 15th October 1 pm until 3 pm
For principal and character parts if you are unable to make Saturdays audition further audition time available.
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January 2024
Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th January 2024
Please download the audition scripts here.
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