Peter Pan puts Spotlight on Local Theatre School

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September 2012

Peter Pan puts Spotlight on Local Theatre School
Children of Bromley based Spotlights Theatre School, have had their wishes come
true to join the star-studded cast of this year’s Peter Pan Pantomime at Bromley
Churchill Theatre.

Cameron (age 11), Kyle (age 9), Anek (age 9), Andrea (age 9), Joshua (age 9), Marcellus
(age 7), Alexander (age 11) and Sam (age 11) who attend Spotlights Theatre School every
week have been chosen to play the parts of John, Michael and the Lost Boys in Churchill
Theatre’s upcoming production of Peter Pan. The boys will be starring with Jennifer Ellison of
Dancing on Ice fame playing Peter Pan, EastEnders’ star Ace Bhatti as Captain Hook, and
Balamory’s Andrew Agnew as Smee.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the young acting enthusiasts to be part of a professional
production,” says Faye Willingale, Co-Director of Spotlights Theatre School. “The children
worked really hard at the audition and are over the moon to be joining some of their very own
acting role models on the big stage.”

At the same time as being a great opportunity for the aspiring actors, Faye hopes it will also
encourage more children to join their local theatre school. “Whilst for some, Spotlight’s
coaching is the start of their professional training in the performing arts, for most, the classes
are just a great way to find new ways to express themselves, make friends and grow in
confidence. We hope the young actors on stage will inspire others to try something new – and
maybe discover a hidden talent!”

Peter Pan will be showing in the Churchill Theatre between November 30 and January 6.
Tickets cost between £14 and £31.

Notes to editors

About Spotlights Theatre School

Spotlights Theatre School runs drama, dance and singing for children of all ages and abilities.
Located in the South London and Kent area, the classes provides the opportunity for children
as young as 2 to make friends, receive performing arts training and grow in self confidence.

Classes are divided into different age categories: ‘Mini Stars’, for children aged 2-4 years
includes drama games, singing and dancing to develop children’s communication skills and
creativity. ‘Little Stars’ for 4-6 year-olds splits classes into weekly drama, dance and singing
classes, using a different theme each term. ‘Stars 1, 2 & 3’ for students aged from 7 to 16, are
split into small groups with a specialist choreographer, drama coach and singing coach to
take each class in their own particular discipline.

Each year all the students work together on a production to experience learning a role and
being part of a cast. Previous shows include Disney’s High School Music and Bugsy Malone.

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Description: Boys from Bromley-based Spotlights Theatre School have been chosen to play the parts of John, Michael and the Lost Boys in the upcoming star-studded Peter Pan Pantomime.