Young people invited to dance for Fife pantomime junior ensemble auditions

Panto magic is set to return to OnFife this December after a two-year absence – and talented young dancers are being given the chance to get involved.

By Fiona Dobie
Friday, 29th July 2022, 6:00 am
The auditions for the junior ensemble in Cinderella take place in August.
The auditions for the junior ensemble in Cinderella take place in August.

Auditions to find a junior ensemble for the upcoming production of Cinderella at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes will take place on Sunday, August 28.

The try-out sessions are open to anyone who is at least nine – and in P5 – on the day of the rehearsal and no older than 16 – and in S4 – on the day of the last performance.

This year’s production of the fairytale, which takes place from December 3 to 24, is a welcome return to the stage following the absence of much-loved Christmas shows in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Michelle Sweeney, director of creative development at OnFife, said: “The joy and magic of pantomime has been sorely missed these last two years and we’re delighted to be bringing it back.

"We would encourage any youngsters who would like to experience the thrill of theatre and live performance, regardless of their experience, to come along to the audition.”

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Children will be taught a dance routine on the day of the audition that they will have to perform as a group back to the audition panel.

The panel will be looking for more than just dancing ability – that extra something that makes a performer stand out and sparkle on stage will be a vital component too.

Application forms do not need to be submitted in advance, but where possible, applicants are urged to bring completed forms with them to save time on audition day.

For more information about the auditions and for the application form, visit or