AUDITIONS for children to star in this year’s Hall For Cornwall pantomime will take place on Saturday 13 September, and people keen on treading the boards are being asked to book a slot.

This year’s panto is Robin Hood, with the show full of dashing outlaws, songs and laughs aplenty, running from Sunday, December 7 to Sunday, January 4.

HFC will be looking for two teams of eight children plus two reserves. During the run of the panto the children will probably be required on alternate days or for alternate performances. Precise requirements will be given to parents at the audition.

There is no requirement to rehearse anything specific in preparation for the audition. The essential requirement is that any child must be at least eight years old and not reach their 16th birthday before January 4.

Robin Hood director Stewart Nicholls said: "The most important thing for us is to find young performers who are vivacious and bring personality to the stage. The audition will be enjoyable and relaxed - with every applicant having a good opportunity to show their acting, singing and dancing skills."

Those wishing to audition must pre-book a place in a specified time slot beforehand. There are a limited amount of places and these will be issued on a first come, first served basis. The Hall will be unable to admit anyone turning up on the day without a pre-booked slot.

There will be six audition sessions through the day at 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 13.30pm and 14.15pm – with several slots available in each group. Recalls will be scheduled for 3pm. Reserve a place now by calling the Box Office on 01872 262 466.