Wilburton Theatre Group announces auditions for the 2021 pantomime

"The Emperor's New Clothes"


Philippa Smith

They’re here!


Auditions for Wilburton Theatre Group’s 2021 pantomime - The Emperor’s New Clothes by Philippa Smith, by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts - will be held on Sunday 25 July and Tuesday 27 July!


Sunday – 2.30 to 4.30 pm; Tuesday – 7 to 9 pm


Both audition sessions will be held at St Peter’s Hall, 41 High Street, Wilburton, Cambs CB6 3RA. (If unable to attend on either date, contact one of the directors for an alternate audition opportunity.)


See below for information about the colourful, fun characters you could audition for!


BUT FIRST: Please be aware that WTG are committed to delivering a safe, healthy environment for preventing exposure to and the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will provide hand sanitiser and provide social distancing. Auditioners are encouraged to bring and wear masks when they are not reading or otherwise performing for the creative team.

If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please do not attend.


The principal characters are:

  • Montague “Monty” Preen – Emperor of Lethargia: A very vain soul indeed!

  • Persephone Preen – Empress: Bored, often sarcastic and snobbish.

  • Sean Preen – their son and heir (Principal Boy): The hero!

  • Norman Nimby – A farmer: Salt of the earth, father of seven children.

  • Nellie Nimby – His wife (Dame): Charming, loving, prone to making malapropisms.

  • Amelia Nimby – Their daughter (Principal Girl): Proud and protective of her family, brave, smart.

  • Fabulozo Fettuccini – Villain: Greasily charming, knows how to play to people’s vanity. Conniving! Greedy! Arrogant!

  • Mr Swindler and Mr Fiddler – Fettuccini’s Henchmen: Polite but slippery second-tier villains. (Hint: Think Mr Wint and Mr Kidd in the James Bond thriller Diamonds are Forever.)

  • Clover the Cow

  • Footie – the Palace Footman: Our host and guide throughout the proceedings.

  • Violet – lady-in-waiting: The most agreeable person you’ll ever meet.


Plus: a variety of chorus roles to include Four Yorkshire Fairies, the Flower Fairies, the Prime Minister, Stuffy – the Emperor’s private secretary, the Nimby Children and many more!

For more information or to arrange an alternate audition date, contact one of the co-directors:

Maureen Hutter at 07989 271 731,, or Ann Sherwood at 07789 227 660,

Our membership/audition form is available on our "About/membership" page here.) 

Wilburton Theatre Group announces

Intro Night & Auditions for


Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Book by Peter Duchan; based on Nancy Savoca’s 1991 film starring River Phoenix.

Performances have been postponed to 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic with dates to be determined. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at St. Peter's Hall, 41 High Street, Wilburton CB6 3RA.

Premiered in New York’s Off-Broadway in 2012, "Dogfight" is a bittersweet love story and a Cinderella gone-wrong tale set in San Francisco on November 21, 1963 – the day before the United States experienced a cataclysmic tragedy that would alter the country’s course forever. The action begins as a young US Marine returns from duty in Vietnam and remembers the young woman he met in 1963 before deploying with his buddies to the war.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were, of course, the musical brains behind the smash-hit film "The Greatest Showman" and the stage smash-hit "Dear Evan Hansen".  With Justin Hurwitz, they also co-wrote the Oscar-winning song “City of Stars” from "LaLa Land".

DeeDee Doke will direct "Dogfight". She is looking for:

  • A musical director who enjoys a variety of contemporary music styles + musicians (drums, keyboard, guitar and violin, if available)

  • An imaginative choreographer

  • A cast of 13 people including six women and seven men – all over 16 -- who will fall as much in love with the story and the music as DeeDee!

  • Stage techs.

Please contact either:

WTG’s Angela Starr at


DeeDee Doke at

to register interest.