Once again the team behind Perth’s panto is searching the land for talented local youngsters to take to the stage in the festive family favourite.

The creators of Dick McWhittington which runs in Perth Concert Hall from Saturday 10 to Monday 26 December are inviting applications to audition for the children’s cast. From Monday 29 August, boys and girls aged 9 to 13 who love to sing, dance, act and perform can download an application pack below or pick one up from Horsecross Arts Box Office in Perth Concert Hall. The deadline for applications is 6pm on Saturday 17 September. Successful applicants will be called for audition in Perth Concert Hall’s Norie-Miller Studio on Saturday 1 October.

Written by Alan McHugh, directed by Ian Grieve, starring regular Perth panto dame Barrie Hunter and a cast of returning favourites, Dick McWhittington in Perth Concert Hall has all the ingredients for a feast of family fun this Christmas! Once again, Perth Concert Hall has stepped in to stage Perth’s traditional family pantomime while restoration and redevelopment continues at Perth Theatre.Dick McWhittington is on his way to London to seek fame and fortune and doesn't know that it is his destiny to save the city and become Provost. It's up to Perth's very own fairy godmother, the Fairy Maid of Perth, to bring him back. But Dick won't be alone. He'll stand side by side against Queen Rat with his very own ratcatcher - Kitty Cat - for a final showdown in the desert Kingdom of the great Sultan Vinegar.

Meanwhile, Stanley Mills' sweetie shop has been cleaned out by the rats, but he has a bigger problem in trying to avoid the affections of his shopkeeper, Senga McScruff. And how will our loveable numptie, Wee Sandy McScruff, cope when the love of his life, Melody Mills, falls for Dick?

To find out, join Dick and his friends in Perth Concert Hall for another spectacular, fun filled, family panto from the team that brought you Beauty and the Beast.

Click here for tickets and info for Dick McWhittington or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031.