17th Oct, 2018

Pooch with star appeal required for Wizard Christmas show at the Rep

A DOG who can play the role of Toto is needed for the Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Open auditions will be held at The Rep on Centenary Square a week next Saturday, August 25, from 10am to 5pm.

The role of Toto, Dorothy’s canine companion, in The Wizard of Oz is a pivotal one and The Rep is looking for a new canine star to join the company over Christmas.

The show runs from November 24 to January 13 and The Rep is looking for two small dogs that have the enthusiasm and stamina to play the role over the seven-week run.

No previous acting or stage experience is required, but good training and obedience is.

Directed by Liam Steel said: “This is the perfect opportunity to find talented, local pooches to tread the boards in one of the biggest festive productions in the city. We’re not looking for ‘prima-doggas’, just raw canine talent!”

If you think your dog has what it takes, register your interest by emailing dogauditions@birmingham-rep.co.uk and attach a picture (max photo size 2mb).

All owners and dogs must be available for the open auditions on Saturday, August 25 and a follow up audition on Saturday, September 8.

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