Magical Christmas for Max
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