As preparations are under way for pantomimes up and down the country, Carlisle is missing the lead role!

The Sands Centre are searching for someone to play Cinderella in the region’s biggest Christmas show and are looking for girls in the area to send over audition videos.

The Centre were hoping to put on Cinderella last year following a mammoth run of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 2019, which kicked off on December 11 and finished on New Year’s Eve.

Collabro star Matt Pagan and singer Stevi Ritchie from The X Factor were two of the performers in the family fun show.

Videos can now be sent for the opportunity to appear in a leading role alongside an all-star professional cast.

The Sands Centre’s Daniel Charlton said: “The pantomime is going to be extra special this year for so many reasons, and we are delighted to be searching for a local Cinderella to step into the glass slippers of panto’s most well known princess.

One thing’s for sure, pantomime is truly magical, and you could be experiencing the festive buzz this Christmas in the region’s biggest pantomime… Get recording and upload your auditions quick!”

To audition for the paid professional role of Cinderella head to and upload a video showcasing your talent.

The video must be no longer than 5 minutes but must include a contemporary pop or musical theatre song. You may also choose to include dancing and/or dialogue. You must be over 18 to audition for the role.

Interested actresses must be quick however, as auditions close on Wednesday 22 September.

Enchanted Entertainment, who will be producing this year’s production, are also casting child dancers, with auditions at The Sands Centre on Sunday 19 September. To register for an audition visit

Cinderella opens on Monday 13 December with morning, matinee and evening performances through until Friday 31 December.

Tickets are now available at or by calling 01228 633766.