Young dancers will have the chance to perform on stage in Swindon during the festive season this year.

Imagine Theatre is appealing for dancers aged nine to 16 and in school Years 4-11 to take part in their Junior Ensemble for their Cinderella pantomime.

Open auditions will be held on July 7 at Wyvern Theatre, where participants will learn a routine and perform as a group in front of an audition panel.

Experience is not crucial, as all children of the appropriate age are welcome to try out for the show.

Steve Boden, managing director of Imagine Theatre, said: "Ahead of each pantomime season we host open auditions across the UK to find talented youngsters to join our professional cast on stage to bring the panto magic alive.

"As much as the participants dancing ability what we really look for is that ‘something’ that brings an extra bit of sparkle to the performance."

He continued: "We remain one of the few UK wide panto producers who hold these open auditions as we firmly believe in offering youngsters from every background and with all levels of experience the chance to be part of pantomime and the opportunity to work in a professional company, maybe for the first time."