Ayrshire children are being invited along to try out for a part in the upcoming Jack and the Beanstalk performance.

Open auditions will be held this weekend at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock.

Taking place on Saturday, August 26, the auditions are being held to find young female presenting dancers aged between 9-16 and in school years P5-S4 to perform this Christmas season.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to bring that little bit extra to this year’s pantomime you can find out more about the auditions, including further information on age and attendance requirements at eastayrshireleisure.com or imaginetheatre.co.uk.

Registration will take place from 9.30am to 10am at The Palace Theatre foyer.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Friday, November 24 until Friday, December 29 and is on sale now on the East Ayrshire Leisure website.

Steve Boden, managing director of Imagine Theatre, the pantomime's producer said: "A number of pantomime stars we work with tell us that performing in the Junior Ensemble in their local pantomime was what sparked their love of theatre and say that this is where they believe their acting careers began.

"We want to continue to nurture this talent year on year. 

“On the day the children will be taught a routine that they perform as a group back to the audition panel. As well as their dancing we do look for that little something that makes them stand out and sparkle on stage.”