A talented young Grantham actor has beaten off competition from hundreds of others to win a leading role in a professional show at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal.
Dexter Bickmore, who lives in Borrowdale Way, will play the lead juvenile role of John Darling in ABD’s production of Peter Pan during half term this month.
The 11-year-old is excited to be appearing alongside ABD Productions’ professional cast and is enjoying getting to grips with his lead role.
A gifted all-round performer, Dexter attends The King’s School.
He first performed on stage when he was five-years-old and has since appeared in more than 20 shows in major theatres locally, including with New Youth Theatre and Lincoln Theatre Royal School of Performing Arts.
Credits include Oliver (Oliver Twist) and Beast (Beauty and the Beast).
He also appeared at Lincoln in 2010 as Ivor in Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House where he played alongside professional actors from stage and screen.
A year later, Dexter played Kurt in CAODS production of the Sound of Music followed by young Cosmo in their most recent musical in 2012, Singin in the Rain,both at Lincoln Theatre Royal.
Other students performing from the Grantham area are Dexter’s sister Tegan, Ryan Parker, Chloe and Jacob Summers and Terri Parker.
Based on the much loved classic by JM Barrie, Peter Pan is a swashbuckling romp from start to finish.
There are some exciting episodes from Barrie’s original story introducing new friends.
The Neverbird, a nosey feathered friend, romps and gossips happily with the audience, leading them through the story.
Tickets for the production which runs from Thursday to Sunday, 20 to 23 February, matinees and evenings, can be booked at the Theatre Royal, via 01522 519999, or online at www. lincolntheatreroyal.com