When are the auditions?
Sunday 17th March 2019.
To audition for the show, you must contact the production secretary in advance. Auditions will be held at The Lamproom Theatre, with auditionees given a specific audition time slot once booked in. The format of the audition will comprise of two contrasting songs of your choosing, a short script extract and some light movement work.
When will I know the outcome?
We will endeavour to let people know casting choices as soon as possible but some decisions may be unavoidably delayed. We reserve the right to hold further auditions if specific roles cannot be cast on the day. Please be aware that we will not be able to give individual feedback after the audition.
When are rehearsals?
Rehearsals will be happening over the summer holidays (August 2019), including several extra singing rehearsals before August (dates TBC). Before auditioning, please make sure you are available for ALL listed rehearsal dates. The technical and dress rehearsals are absolutely essential – you MUST be available for these to be able to take part. Please note the rehearsal schedule may vary slightly once rehearsals begin.
IN REHEARSAL STUDIO
Monday 12th August
Tuesday 13th August
Wednesday 14th August 10am – 5pm (lunch breaks 1-2pm)
Thursday 15th August
Friday 16th August
*NO SESSIONS SATURDAY 17TH / SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST
Monday 19th August
Tuesday 20th August
Wednesday 21st August 10am – 5pm (lunch breaks 1-2pm)
Thursday 22nd August
Friday 23rd August
*NO SESSIONS SATURDAY 24TH / SUNDAY 25TH / MONDAY 26TH AUGUST (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Tuesday 27th August 10am until 5pm (lunch 1-2pm)
Wednesday 28th August 10am until 5pm (lunch 1-2pm)
Thursday 29th August 10am until 5pm (lunch 1-2pm)
Friday 30th August 10am until 5pm (lunch 1-2pm)
Saturday 31st August ALL DAY TECHNICAL REHEARSAL – 10am until 6pm (lunch 1.30-2.30pm)
Sunday 1st September DRESS REHEARSALS X2 –10am until 6pm (lunch 1.30-2.30pm)
*SCHOOL RESUMES FOR BARNSLEY MBC SCHOOLS / ACADEMIES MONDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2019
Monday 2nd September PERFORMANCE 1 / OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday 3rd September PERFORMANCE 2
Wednesday 4th September PERFORMANCE 3
Thursday 5th September PERFORMANCE 4
Friday 6th September PERFORMANCE 5
Saturday 7th September PERFORMANCE 6 / CLOSING NIGHT
OUR PRODUCTION TEAM
JACK LAND NOBLE (Director)
Barnsley’s Jack Land Noble is a prolific actor, playwright, producer, director, musician and songwriter. The son of Northern Clubland entertainers, he started in the business at the tender age of seven, learning his trade in the Working Men’s Clubs of Yorkshire, Lancashire and the North East of England, before becoming a founding member of the Lamproom Youth Theatre Ensemble. Graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Drama from the University of Huddersfield in 2012, Jack is also the founder and artistic director of The Yorkshireman Company.
Original credits as writer, composer and director include the ‘musical-with-muscle’ GRAPPLING (based upon the professional career of his grandfather, British ‘World of Sport’ wrestling legend Jack Land), The Grocer’s Daughter, Barnsley Belles, From Grimethorpe with Love, The Codfather, My Name Is Harry Worth, The Booze Brothers, Booze Brothers Part II: The Fat Pack! and the critically-acclaimed Salford Belles, staged at the Hope Mill Theatre as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe. A familiar voice on BBC Radio Sheffield, Jack is a regular contributor to LIVE-ISH! with Bernie Clifton. He also finds time to write and record as The Coalfield Symphony.
Jack played the Lamproom Theatre pantomime Dame for two consecutive years until 2016, when he made his acclaimed Qdos Entertainment debut as Dame Betty Blumenthal in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Subsequent credits include Verruca Hardup in Cinderella at the Bradford Alhambra (for which he was nominated for a Great British Pantomime Award for ‘Best Ugly Sister’) and Tess Hardup in Cinderella at the Churchill Theatre Bromley. Still heavily involved with the Lamproom Theatre, he has most recently co-written both Sleeping Beauty and Goldilocks and the Three Bears for the theatre and this summer sees Jack write, produce and direct the theatre’s first ‘adults only’ pantomime, when Throbbin’ Hood hits the Lamproom stage in July 2019.
EMILY COOPER (Choreographer)
Emily is delighted to be choreographer for West Side Story. Emily has been involved with the Lamproom Theatre from the age of 4. Emily began her dance training at Jay Bee Theatre School. In 2005, she was chosen to be involved in the pantomime Dick Whittington as a dancer. After finishing school Emily began her training at the full time performing arts college, CAPA. From this she has had many fantastic experiences including lead roles in shows such as Our House, West Side Story, Wizard of Oz, Babes in the Wood and Cinderella. She has also been scouted for BBC’s The Voice and ITV’s X Factor. Emily had her debut in the performing arts industry in 2017 working for Live Business/TUI in a 5* Resort in Paphos, Cyprus. In August last year Emily set up her own school ‘Coopers School of Performing Arts’ which she is extremely proud of. Last year Emily was choreographer for the pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears and is pleased to be asked back to choreograph the fantastic show West Side Story. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does!
ROBERT COOPER (Musical Director)
Robert Cooper is a composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and musical director. Strong family ties to South Yorkshire’s musical theatre scene, coupled with piano lessons from the age of four, formed the foundations that led him to pursue a career in the music industry. Robert graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Music in 2015, before earning the title of Master of Music in Composition from the University of Manchester two years later. His numerous other musical ventures include working as a musical director for the Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley Singers, as well as the world-renowned Barnsley Youth Choir.