Snow White recall audition results
‘’Mirror, mirror on the wall – when will we learn who is to be the fairest of them all?’’
Well panto fans, you happen to be in luck. The recall audition to discover a talented young girl to play the lead in the million-pound production of Snow White has been and gone and the result is in…
Residing in the historic Tetley site in Leeds city centre, the White Rose Theatre have promised the pantomime will be a spectacle of pure enchantment unlike any seen before in West Yorkshire.
But wait… There’s more…
Boasting the mighty fine acting chops of Louis Emerick (Brookside, Benidorm, Last of the Summer Wine) as the Royal Tax Collector and Tupele Dorgu (Coronation Street, Hollyoaks) as the Wicked Queen, the cast is as fabulous and eclectic as they come.
Joining them onstage as Court Jester will be none other than veteran funny-man Jimmy Cricket, as well as legendary Rainbow favourite’s Zippy and George. But wait. There’s more. Yes, we haven’t even mentioned our swashbuckling Prince and his porcelain-skinned Princess – who could they be?
With over 2.3m followers on Instagram and more date offers than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie put together, our valiant Prince will be played by none other than Geordie Shore firebrand and all-round canny chap Scotty Timlin.
Whilst reality stars come and go, Scotty T has managed to silence his critics by winning Celebrity Big Brother 2016, written a book and signed numerous modelling contracts. We caught up with him and asked what we can expect from his performance, as well as his thoughts on Leeds and his ideal leading lady.
"I signed up to this show as it gives me a chance once again to do something different, and opens me up to a new audience. Even though Big Brother was another reality show, it was a different experience to Geordie Shore, and Snow White is an even bigger change.
It also means I get to be in something my whole family can all come and see me in with their kids and enjoy. Of course, I’m not from an acting background so I’m just looking to bring my personality and a bit of banter to the role, and who knows – there could possibly even be a bit of singing and dancing!
The competition for Snow White has been tough, but in the end we’re looking for pure talent and not just looks. I can’t wait to spend some time in Leeds, the women are stunning and the city is buzzing – who’s up for coming to see me rock Snow White this December?!"
Scotty was in attendance at Revolución de Cuba to help David Lee, Mike Holway, Sadie Flower and Adam Curtis pick out his perfect Princess, and after much deliberation the winner was chosen.
17-year-old Lucy Dures from Barnsley will be our leading lady, after wowing the judges with her formidable singing voice, nifty dance moves and uncanny resemblance to Snow White herself.
Lucy has been performing since the age of 6, and honed her craft by attending Jill Brooke's Dance School, The RMC Theatre Company and the Pauline Quirke Academy.
She was over-the-moon on winning the coveted role and had this to say:
"Since the age of 12, I knew I wanted to move to London and train professionally in Musical Theatre. Last year, I was awarded a Dance and Drama Scholarship to train on the 3 Year Diploma Course in Professional Musical Theatre at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London – I’m now in my 2nd year of training.
I have done many shows over the years but this is the biggest opportunity I have been given so far.
I am so excited to be playing the role of Snow White. I have loved Panto all of my life and to be playing the Leading Lady alongside Scotty T is incredible!
Furthermore, I am so privileged to be working alongside many great celebs and actors including Jimmy Cricket and Louis Emerick - bring on December!"
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will play out in a huge, purpose-built big-top tent in the grounds of the former Tetley Brewery from 8th December for three weeks.
Guests will be welcomed by a host of fairytale characters, and be able to enjoy food, refreshments and pre-show entertainment.
For tickets, head over to www.whiterosetheatre.com or call the Box Office on 0113 870 7769. Tickets can also be booked by calling into Jumbo Records in St Johns Centre, Leeds