If you've always imagined yourself playing the classic fairytale character Cinderella then you're in luck, because the Cheerios Panto, Cinderella, is hosting open auditions to find its leading lady.

Set to open at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on December 10, the Cheerios Panto is looking for a new star to take on the role of one of the most loved characters in history.

The chosen girl will then put on Cinderella's slippers and join a star studded cast which is set to delight audiences at the Tivoli this Christmas.

Alan Hughes, who plays Sammy Sausages in the panto, said: "I'm really excited about the search for Cinderella and hope we find a new star to take on this role. It's a great opportunity for an up and coming talent to star alongside the hugely talented cast of well known faces."

The open auditions take place on Wednesday, August 20 from 11am at the Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street, Dublin 2. Entrants should be 17 years or over, and be able to sing, dance and act.

Notes for applicants from Cinderella's producers: Please have 2 songs prepared. An upbeat modern song and a princess style ballad. You will be provided with a piece of script prior to entering your audition. Applicants must be available for a 2 week intense rehearsal period prior to the shows opening.

The Cheerios Panto Cinderella will run at Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre from December 10 to January 11. For updates visit www.panto.ie