Young dancers to share stage with star names in Dick Whittington at Buxton Opera House

A group of young chorus dancers are set to shine in Buxton Opera House's production of Dick Whittington.

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 15th November 2018, 11:49 am
A group of young dancers have successfully auditioned to be part of the chorus in Dick Whittington at Buxton Opera House. Pictured, back row from left: Amy Young, Cerys McGarry, Madi Crowther, Faye Bramley, Elizabeth Watson, Larrisa Wallington. Second row: Sasha Myronko, Charlotte Cross, Jessica Jones, Dulce Pearson, Emma Scragg, Isabel Palmer. First row: Charlotte Thomas, Gracie Cotterill, Amber Pickering, Sophie Jerram, Grace Barber, Jamie Lea Jones. Photo: David John King.

The 20 members of the juvenile chorus will share the stage alongside stars Gabrielle Green and James Holmes in the theatre show, which runs from December 8 to 30.

Over 60 children between the ages of nine and 15 auditioned for chorus roles, facing intense competition to win places.

Show director Philip Dart said: “It’s a great experience for our juvenile dancers.

“Not only do they have the chance to shine on stage, they also get to meet actors they have admired on television.”