Your chance to star in Les Mis in Wellingborough

Youngsters hoping to be the next Russell Crowe or Anne Hathaway can audition for a special production of Les Miserables
Youngsters hoping to be the next Russell Crowe or Anne Hathaway can audition for a special production of Les Miserables

Youngsters hoping to be the next Russell Crowe or Anne Hathaway can audition for a special production of Les Miserables.

Rare Productions, an amateur youth theatre company, is staging a school edition of the hit musical at The Castle theatre in Wellingborough and is running a series of auditions to find the next people to play Javert, Jean Valjean and Fantine.

The company is for children and young adults and stages full shows at regional theatres.

It was formed by Andrew Burton and David Marriott and has staged more than 200 productions.

The auditions for Les Mis are being held at The Castle theatre today (Wednesday, January 21), and Saturday, January 24, and at Wrenn School in Wellingborough on Tuesday, January 27.

There will be two auditions on each day for different age groups.

On the Wednesday there will be auditions for eight to 12-year-olds from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, and for 13 to 19-year-olds from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Auditions for eight to 12-year-olds will be held from 2pm to 3.30pm on the Saturday, and for 13 to 19-year-olds from 3.30pm to 5pm.

The audtions at Wrenn School will be held from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for eight to 12-year-olds and from 6.30pm to 7.15pm for 13 to 19-year-olds.

There is no need to book a time slot for an audition, just turn up at the appropriate time.

Auditions take between 20 and 30 minutes and attendees will be taught a short excerpt from a song, a short routine and may be asked to read from a script.

Successful applicants will be asked to pay £135 in show fees to cover, among other things, professional tuition and costumes.

The show will be performed at The Castle later in the year. For details go to www.rareproductions.co.uk.