Teen actress soars in lead
It’s a good thing Nicole Wilson isn’t afraid of heights.
For her latest role as Wendy in the National Youth Theatre Company’s (NYTC) season of Peter Pan, the 16-year-old actress won’t be spending all of her time on stage.
She’ll also be above it.
Coming onboard for her 11th show with NYTC, the Orewa College student is excited to perform her biggest role yet in the original adaptation of the J. M. Barrie classic.
With a cast of 289 actors aged between 7 and 21, it will also be the youth company’s largest ever cast.
Nicole fell in love with the role of Wendy during auditions, and particularly enjoyed the new songs written for the character.
She plans to bring a hint of teenage rebellion to the beloved role.
‘‘She’s quite responsible, even at mangawhai-museum.org.nz or phone 09 431 4645.
Kowhai Singers Concert: Afternoon concert at Warkworth Town Hall, 1pm-7pm. though she doesn’t want to be, and she’s quite a motherly figure,but I also want to put a spin on the fact she is still a teenager,’’ she said.
With flying rehearsals underway, Nicole says she is ‘‘pretty good’’ at heights, and has been hoping to do a bungee jump since she was around five-years-old. While she is still yet to bungee, she has enjoyed
Snells Beach Garden Circle: Meeting in the Betty Paxton room of Mahurangi East Community Centre, learning to ‘‘fly’’ at The Dust Palace circus theatre company in Penrose.
Nicole’s enthusiasm in previous shows - including this year’s Oliver! earned her an NYTC scholarship for the season. The prize covers the NYTC registration fees for cast members.
Peter Pan’s season will debut at the Aotea centre from December 8. Hamatana Rd, 1.30pm-3pm. Guest speaker on Bromeliads, competition entries, sales table and afternoon tea. Phone 09 425 5371 for more.
Nicole Wilson will play Wendy in the National Youth Theatre Company production of Peter Pan.