Young Adam is Hoff for a star­ring role in Panto

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ian Bunt­ing

A su­per tal­ented Coat­bridge young­ster will share a stage with David Has­sel­hoff and The Krankies af­ter wow­ing judges dur­ing open au­di­tions.

Adam Cornes is off to Nev­er­land this win­ter to play John Dar­ling in the pan­tomime ‘Peter Pan’ at Glas­gow’s Clyde Au­di­to­rium.

The nine-year-old shone at the open au­di­tions held by the SECC and will ro­tate the role with Zack Molyneaux, 11, dur­ing the Panto’s three-week run.

He will go head-to-head with The Hoff’s Cap­tain Hook, share jokes with The Krankies and en­joy a siren song from ex-Pop Idol win­ner Michelle McManus, who plays the role of Mimi the Mer­maid.

Michelle was also part of the au­di­tion­ing team that hired young Adam and she was very im­pressed by the stan­dard of the young­sters tak­ing part.

She said: “We at­tracted a lot of very tal­ented young peo­ple at the open au­di­tions and it was an ex­tremely tough de­ci­sion to make.

“As part of the au­di­tion chil­dren were pre­sented with a pre­pared mono­logue, poem or rhyme and also read from a short ex­cept from the script.”

She added: “They all did a re­ally won­der­ful job and we were de­lighted to se­lect Adam for the role.”

Peter Pan runs at the Clyde Au­di­to­rium from De­cem­ber 12 to Jan­uary 3.

Tick­ets cost be­tween £14 and £29.50 and are avail­able from the box of­fice on 0141 248 3000 or at www.secc.co.uk

A star is born Adam Cornes can’t wait to take to the stage

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