Local young children will have the chance to star in the latest production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lavish musical South Pacific, which has been making waves (sorry) in the West End and will be going on a national tour next year with star and ex-EastEnder Samantha Womack.
The roles to be played by local children for the Liverpool Empire tour dates are Ngana and Jerome, the illegitimate children of Emile de Becque.
The Ambassador Theatre Group says Ngana (female) and Jerome (male) will need to be of a playing age between 7 and 11 years, black, mixed-raced Caucasian/black or similar dark skin tone, with some singing and movement skills.
The producers also need to find a female child to play Bloody Mary’s native helper, who would have the same skills and appearance as, and understudy both the roles of, Ngana and Jerome.
Those wishing to audition for any of the three roles should send an email with name, photograph, age and contact details to email@example.com to arrange an audition, which will take place on Thursday, January 5 2012 in central Liverpool.
South Pacific is at the Liverpool Empire from Tuesday 21st February – Saturday 3rd March 2012 Set on a tropical island during World War II, it is the sweeping romantic story of two couples, threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Featuring a cast of 40 and live orchestra of 25, the production has been brought to the UK by the Lincoln Center creative team.