Scheduled Events News

Following the success of the pantomime Cinderella at The Brindley, Runcorn last December and January, Polka Dot Pantomimes and Halton Borough Council announce this year’s spectacular will be Sleeping Beauty.

The Brindley promises to bring you everything you’d expect from a professional pantomime… and more!

This year the production is  looking for an all singing, all dancing chorus of boys and girls who are aged between nine and 18 years of age.

No previous dance, acting or singing experience is required; Polka Dot Pantomimes wants to welcome anyone with a genuine interest in theatre to audition this year.

Between 18 and 24 young people are needed to form three teams of 6-8 who will play alternate days during the run, performing alongside our professional principle actors.

Auditions for this year’s pantomime will take place on Saturday 1  July at The Brindley from 2pm – 5pm

(Please note that children wishing to audition must be no younger than 9 by September 1st 2017.)

Halton Borough Council Marketing Officer for The Brindley, Pete Bentham, said: “Dazzling costumes, fabulous scenery and some truly magical surprises are just a few of the things you can expect when come to see the panto.

“Why not take part. This is guaranteed to be a magical opportunity that you will NEVER forget!”

If you wish to audition please download an application pack from alternatively send us an email or give us a call on 01775 712359 and we will post you one.

The audition pack MUST be filled in and brought with you on the audition day. The form will also require you to attach two recent photographs (passport style is probably best).

The chance to perform in this year’s pantomime production is truly amazing but it will require permission for children to be released from school for some performances.

This is kept to a minimum and although many schools are supportive of their pupils participating in events such as this, parents should speak to head teachers before the audition to ensure that they are willing to allow absence from school should your child be successful.

Your child MUST be available for their selected performance dates and for all rehearsals. Every child performing requires a performance license – Polka Dot Pantomimes co-ordinate this but need parental support to help them achieve that!

Darren Maddison, of Polka Dot Pantomimes, said: “We  look forward to seeing you……….and would like to WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK! ”

Ticket Prices: Children £16, Adults £22, Family Ticket £70 (2 adults, 2 children), Groups 20 plus £17, Schools £11 (One teacher in 15 goes free, no booking fee).

For Groups 20 plus and School tickets please contact the box office on 0151 907 8360 or e mail All other tickets can be purchased online.

There is a British Sign Language Performance on Friday 29 December at 5pm and a Relaxed Performance on Sunday 7 January at 1pm. You can contact the box office on 0151 907 8360 or e mail if you need further information regarding these performances.