Intro to Panto Tour - Dick Whittington



Wolverhampton Grand Theatre have announced today the return of the hugely popular Intro To Panto tour, a Theatre in Education platform produced by the Grand. Each year, the tour visits around 20 primary schools, bringing the magic of theatre to thousands of children all over the West Midlands.

The tour consists of a 30 minute interactive workshop led by four performers and the Grand Theatre’s regular Panto Dame, Ian Adams. It is followed by a 50 minute performance of Cinderella. The tour runs for two weeks in October, preceded by a week of rehearsals. For 2021, rehearsals begin on Monday 4 and performances are weekdays from Friday 9 – Friday 22 October.

There is an opportunity for two local or Wolverhampton-based performers to join the experienced cast and The Grand is seeking two energetic, warm, vibrant professional female identifying actors who can sing to play the Prince and Cinderella.

Castings will be held on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 August 2021, the casting breakdown is currently live on Spotlight, and for those professional performers who do not currently have Agent representation, CV’s can be sent to


  • Experience with workshops/performance for children is desirable but not essential.
  • Performers with a home address or base which has a WV postcode, or a nearby surrounding area within a 20 minute commute to Wolverhampton.
  • An enhanced DBS will be required for the role which will be provided for by the Producer.
  • Playing age: 20 – 35
  • Height: Any

Those applying are asked to state which character they would like to be considered for or can audition for both parts.

Audition applications are now open and the deadline for applications is Friday 23 July.

Associate Director of Creative and Production Nathan Brine said; “‘After last year’s hugely successful tour occurring even in the midst of a pandemic, we are thrilled to be once again taking Intro To Panto back out on the road. Ensuring our community remain thoroughly woven into the work we create here at The Grand is something we feel extremely strong about and we can’t wait to see yet more talent that exists right on our doorstep”