Harrogate schoolgirl Emily Belcher is flying high after winning her dream role in her favourite musical Peter Pan.
The role is a dream come true for the 10-year-old, who has always loved J M Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who never grew up – and had hoped she might one day play the part of the famous fairy.
I have always loved the story of Peter Pan and have wanted to play the role of Tinkerbell for a very long time.
It is a silent acting role for me – Tinkerbell doesn’t speak but I’m learning lots of songs and then will be learning to fly.
Peter Pan, a Pick Me-Up amateur production, opens at the Grand Opera House in York on Wednesday 20 November, and runs until Saturday 23 November.
Emily’s role in the family musical Peter Pan, by Stiles & Drewe and the late Willis Hall, is the latest in a string of stage performances by the schoolgirl.
A member of Belmont Grosvenor’s highly-successful Curtain Call theatre group, Emily has already appeared on stage at the Grand Opera House in the musical Boiling Frog and Mayhem at The Grand, as well as winning a role in Sprite Productions’ presentation of Macbeth in the grounds of Ripley Castle.