Can your puppy be a stage star?

Leeds Playhouse is hunting for a cute canine to play the role of Toto, Dorothy’s loyal companion. The dog will star in their Christmas family musical The Wizard of Oz, opening November this year.

Leeds Playhouse wants up to four dogs to star in the role as Toto, the cheeky four-legged friend who follows Dorothy on her quest over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road on an unforgettable adventure.

Each of the dogs will need to be over a year old, well trained, have an adorable nature and a great stage presence. They’ll also need to be comfortable and small enough to be picked up by a young person, or carried around in the famous wicker basket. If all these boxes are ticked, then they just need to have the energy and endurance to join the show for a full 9 weeks! 

Successful hopefuls will be invited to auditions on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st August and people can apply on Leeds Playhouse’s website. It’s worth noting it’s a voluntary role, though some expenses will be paid.

The Wizard of Oz will play in Leeds Playhouse’s newly refurbished Quarry Theatre from 20th November 2019 – 25th January 2020.

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