TAUNTON Brewhouse is on the lookout for 24 people aged nine to 17 to join the youth ensemble for its festive show A Christmas Carol, from December 4-30.

The youth ensemble will work closely with a professional cast and creative team to take audiences through the past, present and future.

They will meet heartless Ebeneezer Scrooge as he is visited by the ghost of former business partner Jacob Marley and three spirits. Will they persuade Scrooge to change his miserly ways, or will he be doomed forever?

Inspired by Dickens’ classic yuletide tale and adapted for the stage by the Pleasure Dome Theatre Company, the joyous retelling will fright and delight audiences of all ages.

Expect enchanting puppetry, original music and Somerset magic, directed by Scott Le Crass.

The youth ensemble will play a number of roles across the production, with some young people being cast as Tiny Tim, Belinda, Young Scrooge, Young Fan, Adolescent Fan, Martha, Daughter and Peter.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, May 11 so get your application in to the Ensemble Producer via programme@tauntonbrewhouse.co.uk.

Tickets are on sale now at tauntonbrewhouse.co.uk