imagine theatreYoungsters from Gravesend and nearby areas who have that extra special star quality are being encouraged to come along to the The Woodville and audition for the Christmas pantomime!

Imagine Theatre, producers of this year’s pantomime, which is the magical tale of Beauty and the Beast, are on the hunt for youngsters to join the cast as panto babes.

Beauty and the Beast is an all time family favourite and Imagine Theatre are eager to get some young, local talent involved with the show too.

Children between the ages of nine and sixteen are being invited to tread the boards and show off their fancy footwork and audition at The Woodville Sunday 8 September, at 1pm for 1:30pm start.

This year’s panto is already shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s magical performance of Jack and the Beanstalk, Imagine’s second pantomime in Gravesend, which received rave reviews.

Steve Boden, producer of the show from Imagine Theatre, said: “Auditioning youngsters for the panto is always a lot of fun, but also a real challenge as we see so much talent!

“We are looking for children with the ‘x-factor’ – that something special that makes them stand out from the crowd. They need to be bubbly, confident and great dancers who are prepared to work hard as well as having lots of fun!”

Preparations for this year’s show are already in full swing, so make sure you book your tickets to avoid missing out on the best show in town come Christmas time!

The pantomime runs from Saturday 14th December 2013 – Saturday 4th January 2014.

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast are on sale now, for more information call The Woodville box office on 01474 337774 or visit the website