Could you fit the glass slipper to be the next Cinderella for Blackpool's Opera House Pantomime? Here's how to audition

The Winter Gardens Blackpool and Charming Pantomimes are on the search to find someone to fit Cinderalla’s famous glass slipper - virtually.

By Nicola Jaques
Monday, 6th April 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 4:50 pm

Wannabe performers are being asked to send in self-isolation audition tapes for the chance to take the role of the fairy tale princess and star in Blackpool’s new family pantomime this Christmas.

Cinderella will play at the Opera House Blackpool from Sunday December 13 to Sunday 3 January 2021.

Producers are looking for someone aged 18-30, eligible to work in the UK, who embodies all of Cinderella’s characteristics, hard-working, lots of positive energy, kind-hearted and a true role model for all mini ‘Cinderella’ idols.

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The lead will be a ‘triple threat’ and must be able to demonstrate singing, dancing and acting skills for multiple performances each week.

Writer of the show Samuel Holmes, said: “The creative team and I will be watching all these self-isolation videos, and once lockdown is over we will meet a handful of the lucky performers for a dance audition and then will announce to @BlackpoolPanto followers our special Cinderella.”

Michael Williams, managing director of the Winter Gardens added: “We know that these are challenging times for everyone and wanted to bring some weekly magic to look forward to with the bedtime stories.

“We also feel that the search for Cinderella will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to star in our first pantomime for over 60 years with Shirley Ballas and an amazing line up of cast members.”

Shirley Ballas as the Fairy Godmother in Blackpool Pantomime

For full details on the audition process and how to apply budding Cinderella’s should visit