Applications for panto auditions are open now!

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Wed 26 Apr 2023

The search is on for talented children who want to join the Junior Ensemble in Mother Goose at Derby Arena.

Little Wolf Entertainment are looking for youngsters who are bursting full of energy and personality to appear on stage at Derby Arena, alongside the professional actors- including 2022 UK Pantomime Association Awards Best Dame, Morgan Brind.

Auditions are open to boys and girls aged 9-16* who can act, sing, and dance, although previous theatre experience is not essential.

*Please note that those who are 16 still need to be in year 11 at the time of the performances.

If you have a mini star in your house or know of a kid who can’t resist the urge to sing and dance, then this could be their chance to shine.

Being part of Junior Ensemble is a great opportunity but involves a lot of hard work and commitment. To find out loads more about it, and apply, please visit

Junior Ensemble auditions will be held at Derby Arena on Sun 18 Jun 2023. Applicants will need to register online, and will be given the details of the session for your age group. Each session lasts about three hours. There is no need to prepare anything in advance. Every child will get to showcase their acting, dancing and singing skills, whilst having lots of fun.

To participate you will need to be free for rehearsals from 16 Nov - 7 Dec as well as performances which take place 8 – 31 Dec 2023.

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Morgan Brind and Alan Bowles from Derby based Little Wolf Entertainment said:

“Every year we look forward to auditions as we are always impressed with how many talented young performers there are in Derby. Make sure you apply soon; we can’t wait to meet you at auditions!”

Mother Goose is a Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment production and is supported by our media partner Smooth Radio.

Mother Goose is at Derby Arena Fri 8 – Sun 31 Dec. Tickets are now on sale with ticket prices ranging from £18 to £30. Save £2 per ticket if you book before 31 May and take advantage of our early bird prices. Concessions are available along with BSL, relaxed, audio described and captioned performances. Tickets can be purchased on the Derby LIVE website, at the Sales and Information Centre Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AE, or by calling 01332 255 800.