LONGNOR Players are looking for men, women and children aged between ten and 15 years to take part in their next production. They will perform an adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches during February half term 2014.
This adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic story is by David Wood and follows the original story faithfully.
David has been called the 'national children's dramatist' and has adapted eight of Roald Dahl's stories.
The Witches tells how Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.
The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception. Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.
A spokesman for Longnor Players said: "The play provides many opportunities for illusions and inventive puppetry, so staging it will certainly be a challenge for the amateur dramatic group in the moorlands."
Longnor Players was established in 1999 and have performed a wide variety of plays, musicals and pantomimes. The last production was two short comedy plays this April: The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley and A Jolly Sinister Jape.
They are now keenly seeking new members to take part in their latest production.
Auditions will take place at Warslow Village Hall from 2pm on Saturday (September 21).
The full cast list and synopsis can be found on the group's website.
Longnor Players also need back stage and front of house assistance to help with the production, lighting, sound, video, costumes, scenery and advertising. Anyone interested can pop along to Saturday's audition or make contact via the group's website at www.longnorplayers.org.uk.