Star in this year's Panto!

Actors 10am, Dancers 2pm - see below for details.

Audition Date: Sunday 13th September

Production Dates: Friday 11th - Saturday 19th December 2015

Directors: Andy Burke & Steven Catterall
Writer/Musical Director: Paul Carr
Producer: Ian Robinson
Choreographer: Rebecca Dickinson
Costume: Sandra Dickinson
Stage Manager: Alex Delaney

If you would like to join the crew in any capacity, please let us know! Particularly interested in anyone over 16 who wants to set-paint, build and find unusual props, and operate puppets.

The Show:
The CADOS Pantomime is the biggest show in Chorley and we pride ourselves on delivering a very high standard of production every year. The Panto has been a sell-out for 4 years in a row.

Although this is their directing debut Andy Burke and Steven Catterall have appeared in the last 4 and 3 pantos respectively and have a long history with CADOS. Both have been NODA Award nominess/winners several times. Paul Carr wrote/directed Santa The Panto and Elves and the Shoemaker, while Producer Ian Robinson directed Robin Hood and Snow White. The rest of the crew have all worked on CADOS pantos in recent years.

The Story:
The traditional panto story of Aladdin, set in China and full of familiar elements. Aladdin is a street urchin who falls in love with the Princess, but her father the Emperor will never let them marry. Aladdin lives with his mother Widow Twankey and his brother Wishee Washee at their washing business. When the evil Abanazar sends Aladdin after a magic lamp, everything changes.

Full of groan-inducing jokes, wordplay, slapstick, songs and dances this is very much the traditional panto but with plenty of pace and energy, using special effects, video sequences and puppets.

ACTORS - 10am

Cast List - all these parts are up for grabs

in order of appearance – 5 (4) Male 3 (4) Female with 2 of either and chorus. All cast to be 16 or over.

Abanazer (M) An evil wizard who wants to find Aladdin and use him to get the magic lamp from the cave of wonders for his evil scheme. Solo song

PCs Wing and Wong (M/F) Chinese Policemen comedy duo.

Emperor Ying (M/F) The Emperor(ess) of Peking and father of Princess Willow. Stuck in tradition and trying to find a Prince to merry his daughter.

Princess Willow (F) Principal girl. Pretty and princess like will one day inherit the throne and become Empress.In love with Aladdin but being forced to marry a prince. Singing and some dance.

So-Shy (F) Princess Willow'slady in waiting and best friend very loyal.

Aladdin (F) Principal Boy. Son of widow Twankey and Wishees brother.A street wise boy who has his sights set on higher things. The hero of the story. Singing and dancing

Wishee-Washee (M) Aladdins brother and son of Twankey. Comedy role lots of slap stick.

Widow Twankey (M) Mother of Aladdin and Washee panto Dame runs a laundry in Peking. Singing and dance

Genie (M) Magical being who lives in the lamp and grants wishes. Good comedy vocal role. Singing.

Anyone who wants to audition for a part with singing marked next to it please bring a back track on C.D to the audition and be prepared to sing. For musical enquiries, contact Paul Carr on 07946 602709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any problems or any more information please feel free to contact Steven Catterall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Dancers audition

Date: 13th September 2015
Time: 2pm start (Registration from 1.30pm)

We are looking for dancers aged 5 and over to dance, sing and act as part of the chorus in this years pantomime.

The auditions will include being taught a short routine and then performing this routine for your place in the cast.

Dancing experience is required; prior formal training is not essential although preferable.

Please check your availability for performance dates before auditioning, as anyone unable to perform on any of the set dates, may not be considered.

For more information please contact Rebecca Dickinson (Choreographer) on 07521 977707.