If you have a budding star in the family who is aching to be the next Billy Elliot or Matilda, a Herts-based performing arts company is setting up auditions to bolster its books.

The Living the Dream talent agency represents children for professional work in theatre, TV, film and commercials, championing young talent and opening up opportunities.

Director Zoe Jackson said: “I am passionate about providing a platform for talented young people to succeed and I’m excited to be holding our talent agencies first open auditions.”

Boys and girls aged five to 12 with lots of confidence, talent and a passion for performing in acting and musical theatre will be able to show what they can do in St Albans on Saturday, December 12. Times, location and full details will be confirmed on application.

Send details of your child’s name, age, height and any previous experience together with a recent photograph to agency@livingthedreamcompany.co.uk.