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Budding child actors from across the Midlands are being invited to scale new heights while also raising a laugh or two.

Youngsters aged between eight and 13 are being given the chance to try out for a part in the classic pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, which comes to the Lichfield Garrick theatre this December.

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Panto fun awaits at Lichfield Garrick

And the dozen successful applicants will have the added bonus of appearing alongside TV cop Graham Cole, best known as PC Tony Stamp in the ITV police drama 'The Bill'.

The Lichfield Garrick will be holding children's auditions for this year's family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, on Saturday 5 September from 10am.

Graham Cole, Lichfield Garrick, Jack and the Beanstalk
Graham Cole is taking on the role of the evil Hemlock

The theatre is looking for 12 talented youngsters to appear in this year's magical production with rehearsals starting on November 16.

As well as Graham Cole, who is taking on the role of the 'evil' Hemlock, the production will also feature Lichfield's favourite panto Dame, Ian Adams.

Local actor Dominic Adam Griffin is set to take on the title
role of Jack Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk. His previous work includes The Olivier Award Ceremony (2013), and Aladdin/Wishee Washee at the Newbury Corn Exchange (2014).

Opposite him, in the role of Princess Jill, is Jo-Anne Stevens who is a graduate from the Guildford School of Acting. Her work includes Jerry Springer the Opera (2013), Footloose (2013) and Merrily We Roll Along (2012).

Lichfield Garrick, Jack and the Beanstalk
The Lichfield Garrick theatre

With singing and dancing, stunning costumes and scenery, a tap dancing 'Daisy the Cow', a team of 'Tempest Trolley Dollys', live music and plenty of audience participation, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a festive treat for all the family.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the Lichfield Garrick from Thursday 3 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016. Ticket prices start from 12.50 for children and 21.50 for adults.

To book your tickets call the Box Office on 01543 412121 or visit

To apply for an audition for one of the child roles, download an application form from and send it to by Friday 22 August.
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Why? A chance to get on the first rung of the acting ladder
When: 5 September 2013
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: None
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