Hunslet Club to relaunch pantomime

The Hunslet Club has announced that it is to revive an old tradition of hosting a community pantomime in December 2016.
For over 75 years The Hunslet Club has been at the heart of the South Leeds community and in its ‘Boys Club’ days pantomime was at the heart of its event calendar.

Hunslet Club Dancers at their Christmas Show in 2012
Hunslet Club Dancers at their Christmas Show

You now have the chance to join a cast of Hunslet Club members, staff and volunteers and experience the magic of Peter Pan, as they take you on a trip to Neverland. Let your imagination take you on a flight with the Darling children and battle pirates with the Lost Boys!

You can be part of the action – the club are not just looking for cast members to star in the production, they are looking for members and the wider community to get involved as stage hands, costume makers, props, wardrobe, make up and front of house.

Auditions for the following parts will be held on Monday 18 July, Wednesday 20 July and Saturday 23 July in the dance studio at the club.

  • Peter Pan – a boy who refuses to grow up, and who can fly!
  • Narrator
  • Tinkerbell – a fairy
  • Wendy Darling – a girl befriended by Peter Pan
  • Michael Darling – Wendy’s middle brother
  • John Darling – Wendy’s youngest brother
  • Captain Hook – a pirate and the baddie!
  • Smee – member of Hook’s crew
  • Mrs Smee – pantomime dame
  • Great Big Little Chief – chief of the Picaninny tribe
  • Tiger Lily – chief’s daughter
  • George Darling – Dad
  • Mary Darling – Mum
  • Nana – Darlings’ dog
  • Rufio – leader of the Lost Boys
  • Lost boys – various roles

If you would like to audition please contact club reception or email Andrea Edwards:

The production will be directed by Liam Robbins who has been a member of the club since he was three, progressing through boxing, football and performing arts. He is now finishing his degree in Performance. After performing at West Yorkshire Playhouse he is keen to bring his skills back to the club.

Liam said: “This is going to be a massive opportunity not only for the club, but for the local community to work together. You don’t need any previous experience, just plenty of enthusiasm for the magical world of theatre.”