TO STAR IN TOP PROFESSIONAL PANTOMIME
Three Bears Productions has been bringing pantomimes to Grand Opera House York since 2016. This year they have been seeking a local actor for the principal girl role in Snow White. From all the applications, 30 were invited to take part in the auditions held at the theatre, from which a dozen were shortlisted for the afternoon second session. We are delighted to announce that Knaresborough born Louise Henry was finally chosen for the role.
Director and co-Producer Chris Moreno, who had the difficult job of selecting a winner says:
“I was really surprised at the calibre of talent we had auditioning for us for the part of Snow White”
There was some very good and experienced talent at the audition to choose from. However, amongst this talent was Louise, who is just starting her career. She has a wonderful talent, not only is she a fabulous singer but she has that exciting natural instinct when she acts. It really excites me to be at the beginning of Louise’s career. She will be a wonderful addition to our star cast and I hope that the people will come and see her so that in future years, when she is a big star they will be able to say they saw one of her first performances.”
Louise says: “I’m so thankful to have been chosen to perform as Snow White in this year’s panto! I honestly couldn’t believe it when Anne rang me with this amazing news, I felt like I was in a state of shock and did not expect it at all. I’ve been beaming all weekend whenever I am reminded that I’ll be signing my first professional contract.
I’m really looking forward to getting into the theatre and putting the show together, performing is all I have ever wanted to do and I feel so lucky that my Christmas this year will be doing just that.”
Rehearsals for Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs will start in early December, when the successful auditionee will join regular dame Steve Wickenden, who will play the part of Nurse May Brexit, and Australian soap star, comedian and presenter Mark Little as the villain, The Evil Sorcerer. The rest of the cast will be announced at a later date.
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs will run from December 13 to January 4 2020,
Tickets on sale on 0844 871 3024