Dalmatians set for some tail-telling

One of the puppies, Emily Wilkes, nine
One of the puppies, Emily Wilkes, nine

These young stars are ready to start rehearsals for a Christmas spectacular.

About 100 children aged between eight and 16 from more than 50 schools across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Leicestershire have been cast as puppies after auditioning for The Hundred And One Dalmatians at The Castle theatre in Wellingborough.

Director Luke Sheppard, who was associate director for the RSC’s production of Matilda, said: “I am really excited about the show.”

For details about the show, which is running from December 9 to 28, call 01933 270007 or visit the theatre’s website at www.thecastle.org.uk.