Star in this year's Panto!

Actors: Sunday 8th September - 10am

Dancers: Sunday 22nd September - 10am

Production Dates: Friday 13th - Saturday 21st December 2019

Written and Directed by: Steven Catterall & Andy Burke

Musical Director: Paul Carr
Producer: Ian Robinson
Choreographer: Rebecca Dickinson
Costume: Sandra Dickinson
Stage Manager: Shaun McManus

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, or wants to be involved in the technical side. 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 6 years in a row.

Directors Andy Burke and Steven Catterall previously directed Aladdin in 2015 and the award winning Whittington in 2017. They both have a long history with CADOS, winning a number of NODA awards for their work. They’ve written a panto for all ages in the traditional style, which aims to be about 50-60 minutes each half and is packed full of jokes, slapstick, wordplay, songs and dances.

The Story: The traditional panto tale of Cinderella, the original rags to riches story of a young girl treated as a slave by her family who dreams of falling in love with her prince who will whisk her away – be careful what you wish for Cinders. This is a fast-paced show, using special effects, lighting and video sequences.

Cast List - ALL these parts are up for grabs
4 Male
3 Female
4 either Male or Female

All cast to be 16 or over during the performance of the show.

Cinderella - (F) Traditional Principal Girl, singing and dancing some audience interaction and good comic timing

Prince Charming - (M) Handsome, arrogant, pompous, vain – singing, dancing

Buttons - (F) Secretly in love with Cinderella – all round strong performance required, singing dancing, comic timing, physical comedy.

Dandini - (M/F) Sidekick / major domo to the Prince – honest and compassionate – singing and dancing

Stepmother (F) - Traditional panto villain – evil character - singing, dancing, audience interaction

Differently Pretty Sisters - (M) Traditional Panto Dames, truly flawed characters but totally unaware of their shortcomings. Some singing / dancing (doesn’t have to be great) but excellent comic timing, physical comedy, and plenty of audience interaction

Comedy Duo - (M/F) Filling many parts – good comic timing required

Narrator - (M) Grandfather telling the story to granddaughter – bumbling character, good comic timing

Catherine - (F) Moody young teen of a granddaughter questioning the story her grandfather is telling her

Audition pieces will be given out on the day.

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Anyone who wants to audition for a part with singing marked next to it please bring a backing track on C.D* to the audition and be prepared to sing. For musical enquiries, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We advise picking a track suitable to the nature of the show i.e. fun, uplifting, aspirational.


DO read the character descriptions and be realistic about if you are right for the part to avoid disappointment!

DON’T do a half-hearted audition or just read the part – we want to see characters who are interesting and engaging, and the sort of characters we would want to spend 3 hours watching!

DO make sure you have learnt your song if you are doing a singing audition

DON’T be nervous – you’re only acting to two or three people and if you make a mistake it doesn’t matter – we’re looking to see if you could play these roles after a few months rehearsals and not that night!

DO use your reading time before the audition to plan how you are going to deliver the lines and read it out loud with other people going for roles

DON’T assume that you have it ‘in the bag’ and so don’t bother putting much into your audition – we want to see your performance

DON’T assume someone else has it ‘in the bag’ - it comes down to performances on the day and how everyone fits together

DO choose a song that shows off your vocal range and lets you really sell the song – if you can sing high or low, have a good belt or a great pop voice then pick a song that lets us know about it!

DON’T just stand there – move around the stage and use your body language and gestures to sell your performance

DO have a go! If you fancy trying out then don’t assume that everyone will be better than you – it might be that you are just the person we are looking for!