Lily Flies To Neverland For The World’s Biggest Panto This Christmas

This December, Year 8 pupil Lily Murley is swapping Princethorpe for Neverland as she takes to the stage in the World’s Biggest Pantomime performance of ‘Peter Pan’ at Arena Birmingham.

Starring Bradley Walsh as Mr Smee and Martin Kemp as Captain Hook, J.M Barrie’s original story and characters will be brought to life by a cast of over 100 performers, including a thrilling team of BMX riders, stuntmen, trapeze artists and even a 7m-long animatronic crocodile!

Performed across three stages, audience members will never be far from the action with a giant 60-foot-wide LED screen, computer graphic imagery and even a life-size Jolly Roger sailing through the Arena in front of a 10,000-gallon water wall.

13-year-old Lily was put through her paces and secured herself a spot in one of the ‘Lost Boys’ crews following a rigorous audition process back in September. With rehearsals in full-swing since November, Lily tells us about her experience so far;

“Although the rehearsals have been quite full-on, being part of the whole process is a such a great experience. All the cast and crew are working really hard and I know the shows will be amazing. Everyone is so welcoming, it’s like working as one big family and I’m really proud to be part of it.”

When asked for a top tip for anyone else who may wish to follow in her theatrical footsteps, she recommends, “Just try your best. Feel confident and be positive!”

Sounds like good advice to us!!

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Break a leg Lily! #PrincethorpeandProud