TALENTED Wirral children are being encouraged to audition for a part in the classic tale 'The King and I'.

Liverpool Empire Theatre and Music and Lyrics Ltd have joined forces to select youngsters to play the king's children.

Boys and girls aged 5-14 years of all ethnicities are invited to apply.

Candidates must have dark hair and be able to sing and dance.

Auditions take place on Saturday, November 19 at the Liverpool Empire Theatre at the following times:

8.30am-11am (5-8 year olds)

11am–1.30pm (9-14 year olds)

To register for auditions, send an e-mail to natalieflynn@theambassadors.com