The team behind Perth Theatre’s family panto, Sinbad, is on the lookout for talented local youngsters to come on board for this year’s festive favourite.

Sinbad runs in Perth Theatre from Saturday 30 November until Saturday 4 January.

Young people aged 9 to 13 (born between 2006 and 2010) can register their interest by e-mailing and including the information below:

Subject line: Young Performers – Sinbad

In the e-mail:

Parent/Guardian name:

Performers name:



Contact telephone number:

E-mail (if different):

The deadline for receipt of e-mail applications is 5pm on Friday 30 August. E-mails confirming audition places will be sent out on Thursday 5 September.

Successful applicants will be invited to audition in Perth Theatre on Sunday 15 September.

Rehearsals for Sinbad will take place from Sunday 27 October until Saturday 23 November, during the day at weekends and two or three evenings during the week. Technical/Dress rehearsals will be from Monday 25 November and some time away from school will be required.

Perth’s favourite panto dame, Barrie Hunter takes the helm as writer, director and, of course star, in Perth Theatre’s family panto Sinbad!

Barrie Hunter said:

“The young company is always a vital part of the Perth panto, and never more so than this year, when they will have the chance to play pivotal roles at the very centre of the story...obviously, we don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say that fur is fun and where there are tails, there are tales!!!”

After her 7 long voyages, all Sinbad wants for Christmas is peace, a pal and a party in her home town of Perthepolis.

It’s a bit cramped on the houseboat she shares with her bookish brother, Finn Lad, and her mother, the totally gorgeous but currently single (awwww!) Dame Jackie Alltrades - but their neighbours and friends, The Tayside Beavers, have just been given protected status, so that’s good news, right? It’s certainly made Greta, a young, nature-loving visitor very happy - which sadly can’t be said of her bitter and twisted stepmother Vindicta …

Are the Beavers in danger? Is Sinbad’s peaceful Christmas dead in the water? Or is this the start of an adventure which takes everyone across stormy waters to an island of mystery and intrigue? And what’s the story with Hector the Collector? Is it only your taxes he’s after, or is there more to him than meets the eye?

All these questions will (probably) be answered as the Sinbad crew welcome all mateys aboard for high seas high-jinks at the Perth Theatre panto!

Click here for tickets for Sinbad in Perth Theatre from Saturday 30 November until Saturday 4 January. 

Sinbad is proudly supported by Thorntons Solicitors and Estate Agents.

Monday 19 August 2019