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Alton Towers is hunting for 50 performers

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: January 24, 2014

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UTTOXETER entertainers looking for a break into the world of showbiz could be in luck as Alton Towers takes to the roads to scout out some unique talent.

Although experience may be more important than qualifications for most seasonal jobs at the theme park, the entertainments team want only talent.

The resort is recruiting around 50 ‘highly motivated and engaged’ performers to bring the fantastical characters and live shows to life – including those in CBeebies Land, due to open in May.

Pete Cliff, entertainments’ creative manager, said: “2014 is going to be an epic year for the resort as we open the world’s first CBeebies Land, but for the entertainments team the challenge is really on as there are going to be so many new show based experiences on offer.

“We’re looking for performers with a range of skills – dance and movement, singing, acting, costume character performing – to become part of our team.

“Big Fun ShowTime is our newest entertainments venue at the heart of CBeebies Land and it will feature a number of the channel’s most iconic characters so we’re setting our sights high to find the right people to bring them to life.

“We will also be repeating our swashbuckling pirates’ adventures in Mutiny Bay, have all of our much loved hotel characters back for another season and will continue with the live improvisation shows that we do out and about throughout the resort.

“The ability to interact with guests of all ages is therefore essential, as is a sense of humour and commitment to hard work.”

Auditions will start on Thursday and Friday at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London with registration at 10.30am. Finally they move to the Quality Hotel in Stoke on Trent on February 4 with registration at 10am for costume performers and presenters and 2pm for actors.

Next is the Sunshine Studios in Manchester on February 6 and 7 with registration at 10.30am and the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham on February 10 and 11 with 10am registration. Where there are two dates, the first is for actors and the second for costume performers and presenters.

Mr Cliff added: “Working in our shows team really is a brilliant way to gain experience in a variety of skills, which will be massively beneficial if you want to progress in your career.

“One of our ex-employees is currently in a pantomime with Gok Wan and another has joined a pop group”

More information is available at www.altontowersjobs.com/resort-entertainment

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