Young dancers from Deborah Lamb Theatre School in Uckfield have successfully auditioned to perform in Peter Pan at Tunbridge Wells over Christmas.
Six girls and five boys will take turns, with another team, to go on stage when the pantomime runs from Saturday, December 7, to Sunday, January 5, at the Assembly Theatre.
Two of Debs Dancers will take the lead roles, John will be played by 11-year-old Piers Irvine, 11, of Buxted Primary School, and Michael will be 11-year-old Archie de Baroque, from High Hurstwood Primary School, will be Michael.
Three of the ‘lost boys’ will be Ryan Bull, nine, of Manor Primary; and Sam Morris, seven, and Harvey Camsell, nine, from Rocks Park.
The six girls looking forward to going on stage are: Lucia Bloomsbury-Khier, ten, Poppy Farley, ten, and Ella Smith ten, all from St Marks; Isabel Curd, nine, and Siena Giles, nine, from Manor, and Mia Azerkane, eight from Parkside at Heathfield.
Deborah Lamb said feedback about all those auditioning was fantastic and the children were able to see that the choice of cast didn’t necessarily come down to what they could do but could be about size and height.
“It was very good experience for them,” she said.
• Read more about the panto on the Assembly Theatre website here.