Mag­i­cal Christ­mas for Max

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Cam­bus­lang stu­dent is in for a mag­i­cal Christ­mas as he ap­pears in a spe­cial pro­duc­tion of Peter Pan that marks the 50th an­niver­sary of pan­tomime at the King’s The­atre in Glas­gow.

Max Gib­son (15) will play the part of Too­dles, the old­est of the ‘Lost Boys’, Peter Pan’s gang in the clas­sic chil­dren’s story.

The Trin­ity High pupil is part of a cast that in­cludes Greg McHugh, TV’s Gary Tank Com­man­der as Smee, War­ren Brown as the evil Cap­tain Hook, Cap­i­tal FM pre­sen­ter Des Clarke as Starkey and Scott Fletcher as Max’s act­ing and danc­ing role is part of a suit­ably spe­cial cel­e­bra­tory show that in­cludes stun­ning spe­cial ef­fects – with amaz­ing fly­ing – and su­perb sets.

Tick­ets are al­ready sell­ing out for the per­for­mances of the show that cel­e­brates the best in panto tra­di­tion and which runs from this Satur­day, De­cem­ber 6, through to 11 Jan­uary.

Max, who has been a Stage­coach East Kil­bride stu­dent for six years, said: “It’s a re­ally good show – it’s re­ally funny.

“I got to see the other group re­hearse the other day and I think au­di­ences will find it hi­lar­i­ous.

“The cast have all been fan­tas­tic – re­ally wel­com­ing and re­ally good to work with.”

Max was speak­ing on Mon­day evening, a rare night off in a very busy re­hearsal sched­ule held to en­sure that the show is per­fect for the King’s 50th an­niver­sary run.

He added: “It’s def­i­nitely the long­est show I’ve ever done and it is be­fore a big au­di­ence.”

The ap­pear­ance in Peter Pan marks the end of a re­mark­able year for Max which has al­ready seen him ap­pear with other Stage­coach East Kil­bride stu­dents in the Open­ing Cer­e­mony of the Glas­gow Com­mon­wealth Games at Celtic Park.

Max also ap­peared as part of a group of Stage­coach East Kil­bride per­form­ers who got through to the fi­nal of Comic Re­lief Does Glee Club on BBC TV three years ago.

Star­ring Max Gib­son

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