Be transported back to Never-Never Land by pantomime

JAMES Morris, 15, will take you on an enchanted journey to Never Never Land when he takes to the stage in the Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society’s Peter Pan the Pantomime.

In the show, James plays the role of the mischievous Peter Pan. 

‘‘Ever since I could remember I have been performing,’’ James said. 

‘‘Last production of Peter Pan I played John.

‘‘I have always aspired to play the part of Peter.

‘‘It’s been a dream of mine.’’ 

James has been acting since he was five-years-old and this will be his first lead role in a local play.      

‘‘There was a set of rehearsals which I tried out for,’’ James said.  

‘‘I was told I was the most suitable for the role.’’ 

James said the production was unlike any movie or centre stage show created on the legendary adventures of the lost boys.

‘‘It’s a comedic version of the movie,’’ he said. 

‘‘It has a lot more interaction with the audience.

‘‘We make the audience apart of the play by asking them questions which they can answer.’’

James’ interest in the Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society came about from his family’s involvement with the company.

‘‘My whole family performs or helps out backstage, ’’James said.

‘‘My sister has performed in West Side Story and my dad has been in the Castle.’’

In the future, the young star plans to pursue a career in theatre.

‘‘Hopefully I can continue on with Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society.’’

‘‘I want to become either a sound or lighting professional.’’

Peter Pan the Pantomime will be performed at St Stephens Presbyterian Church in Merrylands on Friday January 11, 12, 18 and 19. 

Tickets cost $10. 

Details: To book call 0439733868 or visit hmds.org.au.

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