The Nutcracker – Auditions & Cast List

While the sun was still high in the sky and we were enjoying the long summer days, Christmas was playing on our minds and so we looked to our annual Christmas show – The Nutcracker.

The Merlin opened its doors on Sunday 8th July to a wealth of local talent eager to audition for our Christmas Show. The morning was spent learning ‘soldier’ choreography, devising a television advert for ‘The Nutcracker’ and finally becoming an animal! Special mention should be made here to our very own Daisy Mercedes whose animal impression dumbfounded us all! The creative team of Scott Ward (director), newcomer Liam Howlett (MD), choreographer Amy Maughan and Tabi Cox (assistant director) were put to the test to cast this show with so much talent being exhibited. Check out the cast list below:

Drosselmeyer – Nina Casey
Nutcracker Prince – Ed Henderson
Clara – Anabella Fair
Fritz – Owen White
Sugarplum Fairy – Daisy Mercedes
Marie/Ballerina – Conny Hunter
Captain Frederic – Patrick Withey
Soldiers – Ollie Edwards, Ciaran, Ed Twigger, Clare Ibbitson
Mouse King – Jack Hallett
Mouse Queen – Abi Holmes
Mini Nutcrackers – Bella Phillips/Zachary Green
Gingerbread Wilberforce – Georgia Ashford Miller
Gingerbread Horacio – Cordelia Tarbrooke
Gingerbread Ambrose – Dave Merritt
Tiny Mouse – Amelia Sharp
Nutty Mouse – Holly Fleetwood
Jellybean Mouse – Enna Marie Christmas
Candy Mouse – Flo Gunstone
Liquorice Mouse – Emily Ibbitson
Fizzy Mouse – Izzy King
Truffle Mouse – Abby Sparrow
Gobstopper Mouse – Liv Selby
Allsorts Mouse – Alexandra Kirkman
Fudge Mouse – Faerieday Head
Toffee Mouse – Anna Housden
Cocoa Mouse – Alexandra Ibbitson

Chorus of mice who will be split into two teams:
Sine Scott
Edwin Davies
Imogen Sharp
Primrose Boyden
Rosa Luna Lopez
Lauren Penney
Edie Wilson
Rory Wilson
Kenny Street
Bo Street
Bella Phillips
Zachery Green
Ella Casey

Rehearsals are well underway with tickets selling quickly. To book your ticket click here.

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