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Your Chance to Star As 'Princess Jasmine' Opposite X Factor Runner-Up Marcus Collins At Tyne Theatre & Opera House

The search is on to find a talented local actress to play the lead role of Princess Jasmine in this year’s magical family pantomime, Aladdin, at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.


Panto producers, Enchanted Entertainment, are on the lookout for a female aged 18+ from the North East to star alongside X Factor Runner-Up Marcus Collins, who is playing the ‘Genie’ in Aladdin, as well as hilarious Geordie comic Charlie Richmond as ‘Wishee Washee’.


Beating stiff competition, Cinderella - last years’ panto from Enchanted Entertainment - was voted the ‘Favourite Family Panto’ in the Region by the North East Theatre Guide and ensured that the Tyne Theatre & Opera House pantomime has now become the ‘must watch’ panto in the North East.


Female performers aged 18+ need to attend the auditions taking place on Thursday 19th September at 3pm at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House, with any recalls happening the following day.


Producer, Guy Pascall said:

“It's going to be a fantastic 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 Aladdin to perform in front of the pantomime’s creative team.


The successful candidate must be available from 23rd November – 5th December for rehearsals and then from 6th December – 5th 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 53 spellbinding performances of Aladdin to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House from 6th December 2019 – 5th January 2020. The pantomime will feature a fantastic live band, an amazing flying carpet and be packed with a host of top stars, including X Factor Runner-Up Marcus Collins as the ‘Genie’ and the return of hilarious panto comic Charlie Richmond as Aladdin’s silly brother ‘Wishee Washee’.


Musical Director Jezz Weatherall said:

“Princess Jasmine 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. As well as a fantastic star cast, the panto will also include a brilliant live band for our successful actress to sing with in show.”


Enchanted Entertainment are assembling an amazing cast and planning some spectacular pantomime magic to ensure Aladdin will be a brilliant 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 call the Tyne Theatre & Opera House box office on 0844 2491 000 or book online at www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk.