Budding actors are sought

Budding thespians are invited to audition for Wentworth Youth Theatre's latest production.
Budding thespians are invited to audition for Wentworth Youth Theatre's latest production.

FROM ghostly goings on, to schoolgirl pranks, Wentworth Youth Theatre’s two latest productions look like fun for budding actors in the Dearne.

The theatre is following up its successes of last season with a musical and a play – and they are auditioning for parts next month.

Ellie is a musical for all ages and tells the story of a group of schoolchildren on a visit to the countryside, who encounter a ghostly presence that forces them to examine the way they treat each other. Youth Theatre director Ian Mcgrath told the Times: “We are looking for actors aged nine to 17 for this production.

“We also welcome anybody interested in working in stage management, costume, lighting and sound.”

The musical will be staged in January 2012.

Daisy Pulls It Off, by Denise Duggan, is the award-winning play that takes a comedic look at the world of a private girls school.

Ian added: “It is a comedy parody, where St Trinians meets The Famous Five.

“It offers great roles for 13 to 19-year-olds and will be directed by one of our senior members, Elliot Ormondroyd.

“The play offers a hilarious evening as Daisy tries to discover the secret treasure that will save the school from ruin.”

The Youth Theatre also plans a residential visit to London’s West End and visits to local theatres as well as a packed timetable of other social activities.

Members can also work towards a GCSE equivalent qualification in the Performing Arts through the Arts Council’s Arts Awards Certificate.

Wentworth Youth Theatre will be holding auditions for their new season on Sunday, July 10 from 12am-3pm at The Village Hall (formerly The Mechanics’ Institute) in Wentworth.

Anyone interested in joining can download all the details for the auditions from their web site, at: wentworthyouththeatre.org.uk and contact them by e-mail.