Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Has your dog got what it takes to be star?
Published 06/01/14



OPERA impresario Ellen Kent is well known for including animals in her shows, writes Lesley Potter.

Last year’s production of Bizet’s Carmen at the New Theatre Oxford included among others a particularly stubborn donkey in the plaza scenes outside the tobacco factory, and in one instance he had to be coaxed off-stage with a carrot.

This year, the touring opera company is bringing La Bohème to the Wycombe Swan, and the producers are looking for a dog to play Muzetta’s pet for the show on March 4.

Ms Kent said: “People say never work with children or animals, but I love to do both.

“The first time was 20 years ago when my pet cat Holly Go-Lightly was in one of my productions and was an instant hit. Since then, we’ve had horses, goldfish and even a golden eagle with a six foot wingspan on stage.


“Many years ago when we last did La Bohème and asked local people to volunteer their pets it was a huge success. We even used a rescue dog once and found him dozens of new owners. We’re a nation of animal lovers after all. I’m sure there is plenty of doggie talent out there.”

In order to secure the part, dogs need to be well-behaved and small, and the owner will need to be prepared to go on stage in costume to look after him or her. To audition your dog send a photograph to Sadie Williams at sadie@ellenkent.co.uk including your contact number, name and address, and breed, height, weight, age and name of your dog. Successful applicants will be contacted a week before the performance.

* For tickets for La Bohème call 01494 512000 or visit www.wycombeswan.co.uk

PUBLISHED 06/01/14



 
MOST POPULAR
Nepalese restaurant closes after 25 years
Festival promising 'biggest band ever'
Jessie J to perform at Henley Festival 2015
Fears over faded zebra crossing
Temptation Gifts win national award
Comedian arrives in Ferrari
Rugby star Ollie to play match on top of world
Headstone unveiled at grave of WWI soldier
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Renovation: the do's and don'ts
Lots of beautiful things at show
Year 6 girls secure their chosen senior school places
Ensure success and self-esteem
First-time buyers heading out of London after issues with Capital
Converted water mill that boasts a view in a mill-ion
A brief history of Henley...
Spacious semi is right on the Marks for craftsmanship and convenience
A vibrant education
Celebrating every pupil's gifts
Excellent activities
Never to early to prepare summer lawns
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
New building unlikely for Henley Youth Centre
Zebra crossing repainted after complaint
Former Highdown School headteacher in court
Expect jams during Reading Bridge closure
iPhones stolen from Henley shop
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 149429
www.higgsprinitng.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
  HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD. Telephone (01491) 419400  
© Higgs & Co (Printing) Limited 2012  |  Registered in England number 1418717