Talented young actress, Sian Ashburn, from Fosters Lane in Bingham, has beaten off strong competition from hundreds of other youngsters from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, to secure a coveted role in the most eagerly awaited musical visiting Lincoln Theatre Royal.
Sian will play the lead juvenile role of Tinker Bell when ABD’s professional production of “Peter Pan” flies in to The Theatre Royal this February during half term.
The 10 year old is excited to be appearing alongside ABD Productions’ professional cast and is enjoying getting to grips with the portrayal of the feisty fairy, Peter Pan’s friend. “At first Tinker Bell must be sulky and jealous of Peter’s new friends, the Darling children, but show great courage and loyalty when put to the test. I’m delighted with Sian’s ability, at such a young age, to deal with the part as I have written it!” says writer/director Anne Dalton.
A gifted all round performer, Sian attends Carnarvon Primary School, Bingham School of Dance and travels monthly to the Urdang Academy in London to study Performing Arts. Other students performing from the Bingham area are Lauren Baker, Charlie Fleet, Erin Lever, Libby Taylor and Cerys Woollacott.
Based on the much loved classic by J.M.Barrie, the musical is a swashbuckling romp from start to finish, fast paced and colourful with energetic fights and flying. Apart from Peter Pan, The Darlings, Captain Hook, his sidekick Smee, the pirate crew of the Jolly Roger, Indians and Lost Boys, there are some exciting episodes from Barrie’s original story introducing new friends. The Neverbird, a nosey, know-it all feathered friend, romps and gossips happily with the audience, leading them through the story. Dancing Planets and Spheres light the way across the sky, Water Sprites and Dragonflies inhabit the Mermaid Lagoon while the Friendly Flames help to rescue Peter.
Anne Dalton is best known for her sell out musical “Her Benny” which won the International Quest for New Musicals, judged by Cameron Mackintosh and Richard Stilgoe and is currently on tour, along with several of her other musicals. It is her first visit to this part of the country and she has been overwhelmed by the talent and professionalism of all involved and the welcome she and ABD Productions have received.
Tickets for this sensational production which runs from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd February, matinees and evenings, can be booked in person at the Theatre Royal, via the booking line on 01522 519999, or online at www.lincolntheatreroyal.com. Tickets are priced only £10 for children up to 16, £12 for concessions and £16 for adults, family tickets £45.
Contact for ABD and Anne Dalton 01704 880607 firstname.lastname@example.org