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The LimeLight Company are soaring to new heights as rehearsals for Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure start to get serious.

With only five weeks until the actors take to the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, the company are working non-stop to ensure the show is ready for an ever growing audience.

The LimeLight Company opened its doors in May to kids aged four to 18, in the hope to educate young people in the arts, and provide a expressive outlet for its pupils. With a fantastic response and almost 50 members, Term 1 was spent introducing pupils to the world of musical theatre, as well as integrating them into the company.

The oldest group, The Lime Lights, began rehearsing for their Scottish Premiere of the Stiles and Drewe version of Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure. This challenging musical combines J.M.Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up with beautiful written music, in an action packed show the whole family will love.

Directed and produced by the company’s directors Chris O’Mara and Mike Carlin, they both believed now was the best time to take on this challenging musical.

Mike said: “This year is J.M.Barrie’s 150th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate this by bringing his best known classic to life. We are also very excited to have invited a descendant of Barrie’s and good friend of ours, Marlene Kear, to play the role of the storyteller.

The show brings old and new together, with our youth company being joined by adult members, who have provided an excellent source of information and inspiration to the inquisitive youths. We are eternally grateful to our “Life Lights” as they are affectionately known, and look forward to working with them in future productions.”

Tickets are now on sale from the Webster Theatre Box Office. The show runs from Tuesday, August 23 to Saturday, August 27 with a Saturday matinee.

Tickets are £9 concession and £12 adult, with an introductory price of £8 on Tuesday night only. Term 2 began last Thursday with the middle company,

The Live Lights (8-11 years), beginning to rehearse for their production of Seussical: The Musical. If your aged 4-18 and interested in musical theatre, contact lime-light@live.co.uk or phone Chris on 07807646489 or Mike on 0749597853.

They are also on Facebook on “thelimelightcompany”.