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Young actors to soar at the Northcott

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Following a hugely successful audition call, Exeter Northcott Theatre is proud to present the young actors who will play the roles of John and Michael Darling in its 2016 Christmas show, Peter Pan.

Along with the Lost Boys cast, the roles will split equally between two teams of actors throughout the run which starts on Friday 2 December.

Michael Darling will be played by 12 year old Brandon Tayler-Young who attends Plymouth School of Creative Arts, and 10 year old Fenn Gillmore, who attends St Sidwell’s Primary School in Exeter.

Fenn said “When I’m older I want to be an actor. I love acting on stage, so I’m looking forward to working with the cast because I’ve never done such a big production and it’s going to be quite exciting!”

Brandon added “I’m looking forward to the show because I get to fly and I get to be part of such an excellent production.”

The role of John Darling will be played by 14 year old Charlie Killen, who attends Exeter School, and 12 year old Gabriel Drake, who attends Dawlish Community College.

“I’m looking forward to being part of a great and special production at one of Exeter’s best theatres.” said Charlie.

Gabriel said “I’m looking forward to working with loads of professional actors and a professional director. I’m also really looking forward to flying – that will be a great experience!”

Peter Pan is at Exeter Northcott Theatre from Friday 2 December 2016 – Sunday 1 January 2017. Tickets are from £12. Book online at or call the Box Office on 01392 726363


For further information please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 722 408 or email her.

Notes to Editors

J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan
An Exeter Northcott Theatre Production

For over a hundred years children (and adults) have drifted off to sleep dreaming of Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, fairy dust, crocodiles and of course the villainous Captain Hook.  Featuring death defying feats of flying and a generous sprinkling of fairy dust, let your imagination soar in this magical new stage adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story – the perfect festive treat for all the family.

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