ASPIRING actors with yearning to tread the boards and bask in the lime light can audition for a role in an ambitious pantomime.

The Regal in Tenbury Wells is staging Aladdin as its festive production and there are all sorts of role available to join the professional director on a set that boasts special effects designed by television magician Paul Daniels, who is the venue's patron.

Roles available include Abanazar , Aladdin, PC Pingpong, Tyson, Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey, the Emperor, Princess Jasmine,

Genie of the Lamp and the Genie of the Ring.

Additional cast members from primary and secondary schools are also being sought alongside backstage roles such as stagehands, wardrobe mistresses and a make-up artist.

Auditions will be held in the Regal Community Centre on Thursday, June 19 at 7pm for students and adults, primary school pupils on Sunday, July 6 at 10am and secondary school pupils on Thursday, July 24 at 7pm.

Aladdin runs from Monday, December 22 to Wednesday, December 31.

For more information, call 01584819998 or e-mail