Oh yes they are! Youngsters gather at Victoria Theatre for panto auditions

It was lights, camera, panto as auditions for the junior chorus of this year’s Halifax pantomime kicked off.

Crowds of young singers, dancers and actors descended on the Victoria Theatre in the hope of securing a place in Jack and the Beanstalk.

With bounds of energy, all were prepared to put their best foot forward and show the pantomime producers what they could do.

Sarah Boden, Business Director of Imagine Theatre, said: “We usually find some great talent at the auditions and we welcome every child to come along.

“We believe pantomime is for everyone and every child should be able to have a go.”

The final junior chorus will be decided today, after the 105 auditionees have been whittled down to two teams of eight children, plus one team of reserves.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Saturday December 13, 2014 to Sunday January 4, 2015.

For more information or to book tickets, contact the Victoria Theatre box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk