Talent spotted for Dalmatians’ show

101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians

Audiences will be barking mad to miss The Castle theatre’s Christmas show this year, which is all about a lovely set of dogs in peril.

In this “sparkling, heart-warming” production of the much-loved classic tale One Hundred And One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith, the characters Pongo and Missis are proud parents of 15 adorable Dalmatian puppies. However, the fur-loving Cruella De Vil cannot keep her eyes off them and soon steals the poor puppies (and 86 others) for her own wicked plan.

Pongo and Missis set off on a thrilling quest to save the pups from the clutches of the hideous Cruella and along the way they enlist the help of every dog in England (and the occasional helpful human). Can the courageous pair save their pups and get them back in time for Christmas?

Alongside the nine professional actors in The Hundred And One Dalmatians, The Castle theatre in Wellingborough will be welcoming a talented team of young local actors, chosen at auditions to play the Dalmatians and young dogs.

A spokesman said: “This Christmas, The Castle is delighted to be working with director Luke Sheppard. As associate director on the RSC’s West End production of Matilda, Luke is no stranger to working with talented young people.”

The Hundred And One Dalmatians runs from Monday, December 9, until Saturday, December 28. Tickets cost £14 or £12. Family tickets cost £48 for two adults and two children. Call the box office on 01933 270007 or visit www.thecastle.org.uk. Times vary, so check for details.