Young stars prepare for Pinocchio at the Castle in Wellingborough

The young cast of the Castle Theatre's Christmas production of Pinocchio
The young cast of the Castle Theatre's Christmas production of Pinocchio

More than 70 youngsters have started rehearsing for their role in a town theatre’s Christmas production.

The young performers were whittled down from more than 180 who turned up to audition for a part in The Adventures of Pinocchio at The Castle in Wellingborough.

After securing a place in the Christmas show, the young actors and actresses met up on Monday for their first photoshoot as the ensemble cast.

The auditions were held in October, led by the production’s director Luke Sheppard.

The show will run from December 8 until December 30.

Tickets are available by calling 01933 270007 or online.