Dural Musical Society is proud to bring the pantomime Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood to the stage in May 2018. Ben Crocker provides a fun-filled modern day pantomime that will have everyone laughing and singing along. This Panto keeps the tradition of a Principal Boy, played by a female, and the pantomime Dame, played by a male – pitted against the wicked villain which in this panto is the Sheriff of Nottingham. More than any other form of theatre, pantomime brings so many of the arts together – as well as singing, dancing and acting that you would find in all musicals, there is puppetry, mime, slapstick comedy, vaudeville, theatre restaurant, and audience participation.
Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men and Women are called to protect not only Maid Marion from the fate of having to marry the evil sheriff, but also Tommy and Tilly, the Sheriff of Nottingham’s nephew and niece. Will Robin win the day with the assistance of the local school teacher Winnie Widebottom and his faithful band of robbers who “steal from the rich to give to the poor”?
List of Characters (in order of appearance):
|ALAN-A-DALE||A good singer. Great if he can play guitar (M 18 – 30)|
|RABBIT 1||A talking glove puppet.|
|RABBIT 2||Another talking glove puppet.|
|ROBIN HOOD||Dashing Principal Boy (F 22 – 30)|
|FRIAR TUCK||Relaxed, comedic and good hearted (M 30+)|
|LITTLE JOAN||The daughter of Little John. Very feisty. (F 17 – 22)|
|MAID MARION||The principal girl. Also pretty feisty (F 16 – 25)|
|WINNIE WIDEBOTTOM||Marion’s former nanny and the village school teacher. Our warm hearted Dame (M 40+)|
|SHERIFF of NOTTINGHAM||The wicked villain. (M 30+)|
|DENNIS||The Sheriff’s Tax Collector. Emotional, easily upset. (M 30+)|
|TILLY||The Sheriff’s Niece. (F – under 12)|
|TOMMY||The Sheriff’s Nephew. (M – under 14)|
There are also a number of CHORUS roles available. The show has Outlaws, Schoolchildren, Guards, Citizens and Fair Stall holders.
Please download and Print out an audition form – and bring with you to auditions
AUDITIONS: Please book your audition at:
Auditions will be held at: Dural Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, 604 Old Northern Road Dural.
Monday 20th and Wednesday 22nd November
For auditions, prepare a verse and chorus from a song – it should only be 1 – 2 minutes. Please bring a backing track for your song, or be prepared to sing it without accompaniment.
Children must choose one of the two songs listed below:
|Children:||Somewhere Over The Rainbow(from The Wizard of Oz – Judy Garland sang it)|
We recommend the following songs for adults and have linked Youtube clips to serve as a guide:
|Adults – Female:||On My Own (from Les Miserables)|
|Popular (from Wicked)|
|I Don’t Know How To Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar)|
|Who Will Buy (from Oliver!)|
|Somewhere over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)|
|Adults – Male:||Maria (from West Side Story)|
|Guys and Dolls (from Guys and Dolls)|
|The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (from Oklahoma)|
|On The Street Where You Live (from My Fair Lady)|
|Get Me To The Church On Time (from My Fair Lady)|
- At the audition you will be required to perform your song, work with our choreographer, and read selected parts from the script (which will be provided at the audition).
Callbacks will be on the following Monday, November 27
Rehearsals commence Monday 5th February at the Hall
Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday nights: 7:00 – 9:00 pm for under 15s
7:30 – 10:00 pm for adults.
Friday 11th May
Saturday 12th May
Sunday 13th May (Matinee)
Friday 18th May
Saturday 19th May (Matinee)
Saturday 19th May
Sunday 20th May (Matinee)
Friday 25th May
Saturday 26th May (Matinee)
Saturday 26th May
Please note: The children performers will be placed into two groups, and will alternate performances
For more information: Contact Laura Murdocca – firstname.lastname@example.org