Two Grange School pupils went to Neverland over the Christmas period as they starred in Crewe Lyceum’s major production of Peter Pan.
Eight-year-old Remi Livesey from Knutsford and 12 year-old Toby Bowcock, from Delamere performed to packed houses in the stunning Edwardian theatre alongside TV star Adam Woodyatt, better known as EastEnders' Ian Beale, who played the part of Captain Hook.
Toby, from Delamere, and Remi, from Knutsford, played the parts of the Darling brothers, John and Michael, who are enticed to fly away to the land of dreams and imagination by the mysterious boy who never grows up.
The show, produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of pantomimes, delighted audiences from mid-December to early January.
“Since I was little I always wanted to be a helicopter pilot or a doctor. Now I think I might like to be an actor,” said Remi, who played Michael Darling, “It was great fun spending time with the professionals backstage and they were all lovely, but the best bit was performing and having fun on stage. I'd love to do it again!”
Toby also loved being part of the production and said that he would like to go on to be in more plays in the future: "Playing the part of John Darling in Peter Pan was a brilliant opportunity. I learnt so much. I was on stage for about 80% of the total show time and I had to react to the other actors with facial expressions and body language. You could not afford to relax and had to realise that the audience could be watching you at any time!”