Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

Registered charity 271065


We will shortly be holding auditions for productions shown below.

Sleeping Beauty

Directed by Malcolm Hollow
Musical Director: Andy Merrifield
Choreography: Alison Latchford

Venue: Hertford Theatre
Performance dates: Wednesday 15th - Sunday 19th January 2020

This year's Panto is the well known story of Sleeping Beauty written by Ben Crocker who wrote it in 2018 and won the NODA award for BEST SCRIPT 2018.

It has at least 12 Principal Parts plus dancers and chorus who have a variety of characters to perform.


Tuesday 9th July at 7:30pm and
Friday 12th July at 7:30pm


Sunday 14th July at 2pm


BillyOne of the key comedy characters and must have a strong rapport with the audience. Good singing voice would be a bonus and able to move.
King NorbertOf middle age. Needs a degree of authority to banish Prince Orlando. Must have a good sense of comic timing. Also needs a degree of verbal dexterity! Singing required.
Queen DorothyThe Dame and written to be played by a man. Sunny, happy disposition required. A comic role and it is vital that he has natural comic timing. Singing required.
KittyA silent part who must move well! Shy but mischievous. Great fun for someone.
Fairy PeacefulTypical Fairy but she is the reason the whole story does not end in disaster. Has some very funny lines and needs to stand up to Carabosse. Must be able to sing and dance with gusto in the Village Scene.
CarabosseThe great female baddy`s role for a mature actress. Full of wickedness and a deal of comedy. Must be able to move well and put over a number with confidence.
SpindleshanksSexy, glamorous, a cat who is much more human than feline. Childishly competitive, keen to be wicked but has a sort of kooky charm. Must be able to move and dance with confidence and have a good singing voice.
Princess AuroraMust be likeable and immediately aware of the dizzy feeling of falling in love. Good singing voice required and must be able to move.
Prince OrlandoDashing and handsome. Can be played by boy or girl. A good singing voice required

There are 3 other Fairies who have lines.

The chorus are in Palace ,Village and Carabosses' Lair scenes.