Babes in the Wood Auditions

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It’s panto time again – well nearly!

Travel with Riverside Players to Sherwood Forest and join Robin Hood and his Merry Men to help them foil the dastardly plans of Malevola, the Sheriff of Nottingham’s evil sister, and save the lives of the innocent Babes who are lost in the wood.

Auditions for Riverside Players’ 2020 pantomime Babes in the Woodtake place on Sunday 8th September at 5pm at the Village Hall. There are roles available for all ages, from 8 to 80, so don’t be shy.

Or come and meet the production team and have a chance to read through the script on either Monday 2nd September at 8pm or Wednesday 4th September at 8.30pm, again at the Village Hall.

If you are interested but can’t make any of these dates, or if you need further information, please contact director Lorraine Slipper on 07478 681478 to arrange an alternative audition time.

Riverside Players are a friendly group and we always welcome new members, whether on stage, back stage or front of house.

We look forward to seeing you!

Lorraine Slipper – Director

Audition Song: Please bring along a song to sing and send your backing track or sheet music to [email protected] If you are unsure of what to sing, the backup song is Little People from Les Miserables.

Character Description Details Audition Piece
Robin Hood The legendary outlaw who fights for the rights of the poor in the absence of King Richard the Lionheart M/F Robin, Marian, Jill, Will

Little John, Robin, Will, Alan, Tuck, Much, Mysterious Stranger, Big Joan

Maid Marian The ward of the Sheriff of Nottingham, cousin to King Richard and Robin’s true love. F
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Robin, Marian, Jill, Will
Little John A not so little (and somewhat henpecked) Merry Man. M  

Little John, Robin, Will, Alan, Tuck, Much, Mysterious Stranger, Big Joan

Will Scarlett A less than merry Merry Man as he can’t find the courage to tell Jill Crimson that he loves her. M/F Robin, Marian, Jill, Will
Alan A-Dale The Merry Men’s clown and musician… except that he can’t sing and has been banned from karaoke nights at the tavern for causing havoc. Physical comedy role M/F Little John, Robin, Will, Alan, Tuck, Much, Mysterious Stranger, Big Joan
Friar Tuck A holy man who offers spiritual guidance to the Merry Men… in the form of beer mostly M Little John, Robin, Will, Alan, Tuck, Much, Mysterious Stranger, Big Joan
Much the Miller’s Son Constantly trying to prove he’s worthy of joining the Merry Men, even though they tell him he’s too young (under 16) M Forest Spirit, Babes, Much

Little John, Robin, Will, Alan, Tuck, Much, Mysterious Stranger, Big Joan

Big Joan Little Jon’s wife and owner of the tavern. She is… formidable F Little John, Robin, Will, Alan, Tuck, Much, Mysterious Stranger, Big Joan
Jill Crimson Marian’s lady-in-waiting… that is, waiting to declare her love for Will Scarlett! F Robin, Marian, Jill, Will
Dame Trott Governess to the babes and in love with the Sheriff of Nottingham (dame role). M/F Captain, Dame Trott

Sheriff, Dame Trott

Alice/Arthur An orphaned distant cousin to the Sheriff of Nottingham. S/he is brave and plucky (under 16) M/F Forest Spirit, Babes, Much
Simon/Sarah Brother/sister of Alice – and just as brave (under 16) M/F Forest Spirit, Babes, Much
Sheriff of Nottingham A total idiot with a heart of gold. M  

Malevola, Evil Spirit, Sheriff, Captain

Sheriff, Dame Trott

Malevola The Sheriff’s evil sister and the true brains behind all the evil plans F Malevola, Evil Spirit, Sheriff, Captain
Captain of the Guard The somewhat incompetent commanding officer of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s soldiers, who likes to try and outdo Malevola in the evil laughing stakes. He also has an unexpected soft side. M/F Captain, Dame Trott

Malevola, Evil Spirit, Sheriff, Captain

The Mysterious Stranger He is nosy… and mysterious! Until the end of the Panto when his true identity is revealed. M Mysterious Stranger

Little John, Robin, Will, Alan, Tuck, Much, Mysterious Stranger, Big Joan

Page Servant to the Mysterious Stranger M/F
Forest Spirit Guardian of Sherwood Forest and friend to anyone who tries to protect it. Flexibility for solo singing or non-singing actors, or dancers who would like to act and perform a solo dance. M/F Forest Spirit, Babes, Much
Chorus A chorus of villagers, guards, evil spirits, castle servants, children at the castle school, woodland animals, a ghost. M/F