Sleeping Beauty auditions for young people at Theatre Royal Winchester

February 29, 2024

Local young people are invited to audition for a professionally-led musical production of Sleeping Beauty, which will be performed at Theatre Royal Winchester this summer.

Sleeping Beauty is the timeless tale of a beautiful princess who is cursed by an evil fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a deep sleep. But, with the intervention of a good fairy, the curse is changed so that she instead sleeps for 100 years until true love’s kiss awakens her. A handsome prince embarks on a journey to break the spell and save the kingdom. Will true love prevail and bring an end to the enchantment?

The auditions are open to ages 8 to 21 and will be held at Theatre Royal Winchester on Monday 29 April and at The Arc, Winchester on Saturday 04 May, at different times for different age groups. The auditions are free to attend and there is no need for auditionees to book on a time slot or prepare anything – but they must attend one of the auditions. The auditions will take 20 to 30 minutes during which, auditionees will be taught a short excerpt from a song, a short movement routine and they will be asked to read from a script.

The production and direction of Sleeping Beauty will be led by Rare Productions – the UK’s largest theatre movement for young people, who, since forming in 2002, have provided over 300 large-scale production opportunities to communities across the country.

Successful auditionees must be available for the entire rehearsal period (dates TBC) and the performances at Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 August.

For more information including the times of the auditions and the fees applied if offered a role in the production, auditionees and their families can visit the Playmakers website page –

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