National Youth Ballet has announced dates for auditions for its new ballet Toad - based on Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, choreography by Wayne Sleep and music by John Lanchbery. They will take place in London, Manchester and Birmingham in March and April. Performances will be at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon in October, London in November and Lowry Arts Centre, Quays Theatre in December. Further details from 01959 561884.