Dance auditions for panto this Sunday

The new choreographer for Buxton Opera House’s annual pantomime is Lily Howkins.

Earlier this year Lily won acclaim in the national press for her work on Stiles and Drewe’s family musical Honk! at London’s Union Theatre.

Lily will be holding auditions for the 2017 Sleeping Beauty show on June 11.

She will be looking for 20 young dancers aged between nine and 15 years with strong technical ability. The commitment includes the weekend of October 6-8 followed by intensive rehearsals running between November 13 and December 8.

Two teams of ten dancers will then share performances from December 9-31.

Go to for an application form.